Upstate Service Industry United (Crisis Fund)

To Members of the Upstate service industry and allies- During this time of crisis, Brown Forman, Stone Pin, with sponsorships from Woodford Reserve, and volunteers from USIU, have started a complimentary, meals to-go programs for the unemployed service industry professionals and their families in the Upstate of South Carolina. While working together on the meals to-go program, brainstorming began between volunteers and the creation of a non-profit charity, strictly focused on the Upstate restaurant and bar industry, was born. We have filed our Non Profit 501c3 paperwork and will begin electing a board of service industry peers. All leftover monies will go into the USIU general fund at the end of the COVID-19 crisis situation. While we will continue to organize and support as many meals to-go programs, afterwards, the USIU board will then begin helping service industry professionals to overcome future crisis in their personal lives such as continuing to provide meals, grocery service for low income workers, financial assistance during personal injuries/sickness, job searching, and access to free and/or affordable mental health programs and assistance in drug and alcohol abuse and recovery. We will have updates regarding this cause on our Instagram account, please follow us at: @upstateserviceindustryunited Thanks to each and everyone of you. With warm regards, USIU HOW OUR FUNDRAISER MONEY WILL BE UTILIZED: *Supplies for meals to-go program (i.e., food, cutlery, to-go boxes, etc.) *Promotions *Funds to aid service industry folks during a financial crisis (I.e., rent payments, utility payments, etc.) *Development of a complimentary groceries program for furloughed workers *Expansion of meals to-go program to other areas of the Upstate region and beyond

Donations

  • Maridith Apple 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Alec McLeod 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Tara Sestok  
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Katelin Shropshier 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Jeni Blyth 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Ruthie Smith 
Organizer
Greer, SC
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