|We have thousands of hospitality workers among our downtown family. These folks, like those in other business sectors, are hurting, especially those who rely on tips, live events and visitors for the majority of their income. The Lawrence Restaurant Association has launched a fund to help support them and allow them to provide for themselves and their families during this crisis. All of the information is here on the Lawrence Restaurant Association’s website. Laid off hospitality workers can apply for funds and donors can give funds here.
With no live events presently, several of our live music/event venues have employees out of work. You can help support the staffs of The Bottleneck, The Granada, and Liberty Hall via their Lawrence Covid Relief Project here.
Hotels are hurting too and the Historic Eldridge Hotel has all of their employees on furlough. They are also raising funds to help their employees. You can help here.