Fund for Local Hospitality Workers Seeks Donations

A local brewing company is looking to raise money to help the hospitality workers displaced from their jobs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mother’s Brewing Company has joined with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to create the Mother’s Industry Support Fund. The goal of the fund is to raise money to help area servers, bartenders, and other hospitality workers that were laid off because of the COVID-19 related lockdown.

“This fund will be used for grants to help local employees pay utilities, rent, mortgages, or other bills they can’t handle,” Mother’s officials posted on Facebook.

The brewer is donating a dollar from every six pack of some of their product and also a dollar from every take out order from their facility. (And if someone orders take out of the designated six pack, the brewer will donate two dollars.)

The fund’s donation page for the public allows donors to designate if you want to give for any worker in the Springfield metro area, or if you want to target your donation for a worker from a downtown Springfield location.

Any worker who has an immediate need because of a COVID-19 lockdown related layoff should contact Mother’s and CFO through their website if they meet the qualifications:

  • You must be an unemployed hospitality worker in the Springfield Metro area
  • You have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through loss of employment
  • You have immediate need for assistance with basic living expenses such as shelter, utilities, or other bills (requests must be $150 or less)

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