The Mt. Airy community continues to prove its support for its local economy. With 70 contributions, including a donation match of $10,000 from a generous anonymous neighbor, the latest Go Mt. Airy Covid-19 Business Relief Fund has raised $25,433 (as of January 13). Effective January 15th, applications for relief are available HERE.
“It’s really incredible how this community continues to show up in support of businesses impacted by the pandemic and its related mitigation efforts,” said Brad Copeland, Executive Director of Mt. Airy CDC, who has administered each round of the Fund.
Including three rounds of fundraising last year, that makes over $72,000 raised solely from community contributions for Covid-19 Business Relief. As with the earlier rounds, businesses can apply online. Those applications will be reviewed by a small team of Mt. Airy CDC staff and board members, with allotments disbursed quickly thereafter. Grants from previous rounds ranged from $250 to $2500. While relatively small, they still provide an immediate benefit, and the dollars have been applied to everything from payroll and rent to reopening after the first lockdown.
Efforts for this latest fund came about toward the end of 2020, when new restrictions took hold in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, while talks of a new stimulus bill fettered.
Donations to the Business Relief Fund will continue to be accepted. You can make one HERE.