Sharky’s benefit raised $7,000 for Boston One Fund

Sharky's employees joined the effort. From left (top): Katie Prisco, Meaghan Hughes, Paige McCarthy, Nick Labell, Jamie Forend. Bottom from left: Karen Bruno, Sarah Dillon. — Photo courtesy of Meaghan Hughes

Sharky’s Cantina in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs raised $7,833 Thursday night for the Boston One Fund.

“It was an amazing night, very inspirational, very emotional, very fun,” J.B. Blau, owner of the popular restaurants said in an email to The Times Friday. “Everybody was in such amazing spirits and it felt like such the perfect community. I want to thank the crew that was unbelievable last night and every person who joined us. We will never forget last night.”

Early last week, Mr. Blau, who regularly sponsors “dine to donate” fundraisers, announced that he would donate 100 percent of all food sales between 3 and 11 pm that night to the fund set up to help the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

In a statement prior to Thursday night he described it as “just a simple event that will allow people to come together as a community, talk about their experiences from the past week over dinner, and know that in just a small way they are helping victims of 4-15.”

The fund has received more than $7 million in commitments from corporate partners and individual donors since Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino announced its formation on April 23.