DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Katrina's devastating attack on the Gulf Coast, local area Bennigan's(R) are doing their part to assist the victims. Houston & Dallas-area Bennigan's have teamed up with participating FASTSIGNS(R) locations to be drop-off points for donations of essential personal articles, non-perishable food, monetary donations (please make checks payable to the American Red Cross), toys and clothing. These donations will be forwarded to local area Hurricane Relief efforts. Bennigan's will also be holding benefit nights, where 10% of each guest check will be donated. The Houston-area Bennigan's benefit night will occur Wednesday, September 7th from 4pm to close, and the Dallas-area will hold its benefit night on Thursday, September, 8th from 4pm to close. "We just want to do our part to help. It's a terrible situation for our neighbors to be in. They need everything, from clothing, to toiletries to a hot meal." -- Sheri Messerli, Regional Vice President. Bennigan's is also expanding their Tuesday night Kids Eat Free program in the Houston & Dallas areas to Kids Eat Free every day for a limited time. "We want to do something for these dislocated families. Kids can eat free when they come in and enjoy a meal with their parents," Messerli said. Interested in participating in the Hurricane Katrina Benefit Night or making a donation? Stop by your local Bennigan's ( http://www.bennigans.com ) or FASTSIGNS ( http://www.fastsigns.com ) location. All donations will be sent to local Hurricane relief efforts.