We can’t begin to convey our appreciation for all of you who voluntarily came forward to find out how you can help our employees during this time. All 120 of us want to extend our thanks for your concern and support.
We were heartened and astounded by how many of you stepped up to purchase gift cards to use when we reopen. Several of you also inquired about a fundraiser for our staff. Since then, we have been coordinating our efforts.
Today, we invite you to participate in our GoFundMe drive to purchase food and other necessities for all of our furloughed people while they await stimulus and unemployment. For those not familiar with the process, assistance is taking longer than originally intended. But through all this, we continue to offer healthcare and other benefits to fill the need gap for our dedicated TWB family.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 for a supply bank that we can organize and sort for pickup at our TWB locations. And we are matching the first $5,000 to help us get there. Okay, truthfully, we are kicking in the $5k no matter what. We are just hoping it encourages others to join our efforts.
We’ve already begun distributing dog food thanks to a generous donation from our friends at Treats Unleashed. The Waggin’ Wagon has been making the round to make sure mouths are being fed. And we look forward to doing more.
Your help can make a huge difference for our folks. We know you have a lot going on in your own life, and we hope the companionship of your dog is helping you through this difficult stretch. When this is all over, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love: seeing each and every one of you at The Watering Bowl.
Thank you for considering lending a hand. Your support has already meant the world to us.