Phoenix Emporium Recovery Fund
The Phoenix's success has always been a direct result of the incredible employees who have become our family. Despite the unimaginable terror they went through Saturday night, they safely returned 28 of our customers home to their families.
My employees need your help. Our flood insurance does not cover business interruption or employee wages. Ellicott City will remain closed for an extended period of time. We are trying to locate employment for our staff.
They need help with living expenses, rent, car payments, etc. It is our hope that by creating a fund for them, they will be able to return to work with us when we a finally able to do so.
100% of your donations will go DIRECTLY to our employees. Any amounts left over will be donated to others needing assistance in Ellicott City.
Thank you for any amount you can give.
The response from the Howard County Police and the outpouring of support from our community has been amazing. Although this setback may delay our reopening, we will recover. We have a fantastic team in place to finish our construction and a staff eager to get back to work.
We will be following up on multiple offers of loaned tools and labor over the next several days. Any funds donated to this site will go to replacing items lost and to finishing our rebuild until we REOPEN.
We thank you again for all of your support. We are simply overwhelmed by the strength in this community.
We have made tremendous progress in cleaning out the Phoenix. The first floor and basement are nearly free of mud. All equipment, furniture, supplies, food & beverage are gone. But we will rebuild.
Your support has enabled our employees to start the process of moving forward. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Thank you so much for the update. Can't wait to be able to visit again!