Relief Help for 52nd Street Small Businesses

by Ms. Orendael Miller of Insomnia Cookies

Posted to Announcement on 6/12/2020 at 10:43 AM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Insomnia Cookies was founded in Philadelphia, and our love for our home community has never faltered. As such, we have been working with The Enterprise Center to do our part in helping heal the 52nd Street Corridor through their long standing 52nd Street Initiative. This is a collaboration of Philadelphia Leaders, Universities, Individuals, and businesses, including ourselves. We are hoping to make an immediate impact in a community that is deeply hurting. We encourage any businesses in the Chamber of Commerce to donate to this cause if possible. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true},"insert":"To learn more, click on the link or read the below statement from The Enterprise Center: "},{"insert":"\n\nWe have come together during two unprecedented historical moments that have deeply affected our community and also put a spotlight on deep racial and economic inequities throughout our City and nation as a result of COVID-19 and the death of George Floyd. The outpouring of support has been tremendous. We are grateful to our community and partners who have helped clean up 52nd Street in the looting and rioting aftermath of destruction and damages. We still need help! Business owners require funds to assist with relief, rebuilding, and delays to recovery.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"212 Small Businesses "},{"insert":"\n90% are immigrant and/or black-owned, and are majority family or small business owners. They serve 22,000 residents living within 1/4 mile.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Economic Damage "},{"insert":"\nBetween 40% - 80% revenue reduction during COVID. Estimates are as high as $10M in damages. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"How to Help"},{"insert":"\nFunds will be used as grants to support relief, rebuild, and recovery efforts to small businesses.\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Our goal is to raise an initial fund of $250,000 to meet these immediate relief needs."},{"insert":"\n\n\n"}]}

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