With the coronavirus impacting life across the country and around the world, communication is a priority. We are compiling a guide to keep readers up-to-date on fundraising, volunteer efforts, and other activities that address the situation in St. Louis. Send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support local breweries • During this pandemic, two local breweries would appreciate your support. Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. is accepting donations to benefit its employees. To go gofundme.com/f/ucbc-out-of-work. International Tap House in Soulard is also raising funds for its workers in gofundme.com/f/itap-soulard-staff-relief-fund.
Auction goes online • St. Louis Crisis Nursery has canceled the Razzle Dazzle Ball, which was to be held on April 4. But a fundraising auction that was planned for the event is being held online. Proceeds benefit children and families who go to daycare for help. The auction is open until 10 a.m. April 6. To participate: eg smartmart.com/events/gV3/.
SIUE Student Aid • The campaign is accepting donations on behalf of Southern Illinois Edwardsville University students facing financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information: siuegive.com.
Gateway Resilience Fund • The Gateway Resistance Fund, organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation, accepts donations and applications. The fund provides monetary relief to employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants and shops in the St. Louis area. More information: stlgives.org/covid19/gateway-resilience-fund.
Good for the grove • Sean Baltzell, Matt Leach and Mike Palermo of Takashima Records have established a GoFundMe campaign to benefit bar and restaurant workers in the Grove neighborhood. Donations are 100% tax deductible, and the goal is to raise $ 25,000. The money will go towards daily meal preparation and support efforts for affected workers. More information: goodforthegrove.org.