Lady Gaga‘s father, Joe Germanotta, is reaching out to the general public for help in supporting his restaurant staff amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced many restaurants and other businesses to shutter their doors. Germanotta, who runs New York restaurant Joanne Trattoria, created a GoFundMe page asking for $ 50,000 to support members of his team, reports Newsweek.
“I’m doing the best I can but we had to close Joanne for the month. Our staff needs some help financial. Any help for our employees will be appreciated.” Germanotta tweeted.
The article states he has had to lay off 30 employees after the business was forced to shut down due to the viral outbreak. On the GoFundMe page, it says that Joanne Trattoria’s staff is composed mostly of hourly workers “who overwhelmingly live paycheck to paycheck.”
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