Dear clients, family, and friends,
Thank you so much for visiting my page. I never thought I'd be asking for help, but then, I never thought I'd have to closed my doors due to a pandemic!
So many people and businesses have been affected by COVID-19 and the impact has been especially great on small, single-owner businesses. Due to the limitations of social distancing, it became impossible for me to continue to work without compromising the health and safety of myself and my clients, so I closed my practice on March 13th for the duration. How long that will be, no one really knows. However, while my income is on "pause", my expenses are not.
I am fortunate to have an understanding landlord, and she has agreed to accept a reduction in my April rent (so far), but other bills are still coming in. I am currently exploring all avenues available to me for possible income during this time. I heard about the Small Business Relief Initiative to help local businesses facing financial loss from the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Initiative, the Small Business Relief Fund will be issuing $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. This is a generous match and a good opportunity for small businesses like mine. I never pictured myself doing something like this, and I hope you will consider supporting my practice with a donation if you can afford to do so.
Your donation and this grant would be immensely helpful in keeping my family afloat for this extended period and holding on to my current studio location enabling me to re-open my business when the time comes. I really miss working!
I have worked hard to develop a small, but thriving practice and I have the most amazing clients. I miss them every day and want them to know that I am aware of their stress and anxiety. I promise that I will be back as soon as I am able!
Please consider donating whatever you can to help support me and my family during this time. No amount is too small.
Stay well and be safe!
With Much Love & Gratitude,
Karen Meyer, LMT
River Therapeutic Massage
- Allie Morris
- Katie Hellmuth Martin