How Waltham Restaurant Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Can Get Help and Ways the Waltham Community can give support.
There is no doubt that the pandemic has affected everyone in one way or another.
More than anything, we'd like to help every business, but everyone knows that the restaurant industry has taken some of the hardest hits.
As you know Waltham's Moody Street is affectionately known as "Restaurant Row". But will the restaurants that we know and love be able to reopen/survive until the post-COVID-19 world? How will the cooks, servers, bussers, and bartenders who staff those restaurants make it through the coming weeks and months with limited or no income?
Waltham's restaurant employees are the people who feed us when we need comfort. Waltham's restaurant employees pop bottles and cheer us for our milestones, career changes, celebrations and weddings. Waltham's restaurant employees listen to our stories and console us after heartache.
So the Waltham Chamber of Commerce has put together a fundraiser, "Waltham Waiters COVID Relief Fund" for anyone who wants to support the staff of the restaurants and bars during this unprecedented time.
Please consider this a virtual tip jar to help those impacted by COVID. You can donate once, or as many times as you would like, just like you would a tip jar. No amount is too small, or too large. The restaurant industry workers need our help.
We want to be clear—it will take the community to save the restaurant industry and support its employees.
Molyna S. Richards
Waltham Chamber of Commerce
Restaurants can apply at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWMk8Tqn5qdOATDjsSvDxsvFwzjIYjlvMJYtPJmgJZjTnpqg/viewform?usp=sf_link (We are currently accepting applications for grants, but we don't know the total amount for grant, as we are just starting. We will be updating what the program can support once we have a few weeks of fundraising under our belt).
Please email Molyna Richards at [email redacted] for questions and concerns.
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