A suburban restaurant that gave back to first responders in the aftermath of the Aurora warehouse shooting last month is looking to step up to the plate again as it throws a party in honor of the men and women who served the community during that difficult time.

Luigi’s Pizza in Aurora announced this week that it will close its doors to the public on Sunday, April 7, and will host an event in honor of first responders. That event will feature food, games, and laser tag for all emergency workers and their immediate families, and will be the restaurant’s way of saying thank you to those who worked to save the lives of others on that tragic day.

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On Feb. 15, a gunman opened fire at the Henry Pratt Company, killing five people before being killed in a shootout with police. After the shooting, first responders gathered at Luigi’s .

The restaurant is asking for donations from the public to help fund the upcoming pizza party, and has . So far the fundraiser has raked in nearly $3,700, and its goal has been set at $15,000.

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