Awesome Hot Sauce Store Needs Your Help

Our Primary source of income that supports my family was taken away from us on March 17th.  Our store was "temporarily" closed because the guidelines made it so no more than 10 people could be in the courtyard where our  store and 18 others are located.  On  May 25th we were made to reopen to  an 80% Reduction in business activity,  due mostly to the travel restrictions that limit our clientele coming from the nearby airport. Our labor cost isn't even being covered  by our sales, not to mention   the rest of our overhead, our personal bills, rents, etc.    Our savings that we worked so hard for these last 7 years, and responsibly put away,  is being quickly decimated to compensate for the reductions in sales activity.   The GoFundMe campaign, and our website are the only avenues we have to help save our store, and what little is left of our savings. Until these guidelines and restrictions are lifted, our store  is stuck in an artificial environment.  We first set up this campaign when we were made to close, and we were alleviated   of the  labor costs for a couple months, so we were  able to survive on less income. Once we were made to reopen, however all that overhead came back.  What didn't come back were the volume of customers normal for  our store.  Nearly $7,500/month in expenses, most of that being labor cost, is  back  into our lives.  That's the  boulder we push up the hill each month.  When were were told this shutdown would last 30 days we pushed through, then another 30  were added to that, and we continued to be blessed with internet sales.  But once we  had to reopen the  minimum we needed to make to stay afloat increased  by $7,500.   We're not winning the  battle just yet.
     Please watch the video for more detail. I created this business out of nothing but ideas, and zero startup money 7 years ago.  I worked my butt off at farmers markets presenting my   Hot Sauce   to the people of San Diego.  About 5 years ago Rebecca and I were offered  this storefront and through hard work we've become a favorite stop for not only locals, but also for people from all over  as they travel to this tourist destination .
    These funds are being raised to help keep up with the incurring  expenses related to maintaining and retaining our store while it's closed during this unprecedented event. We understand it is effecting us all.  We are sympathetic to that, and can directly empathize.
     There are  expenses associated with   securing our lease, business insurance, and raw ingredients to produce our product  so we can restock our shelves when we're finally allowed to reopen.  Right now I'm keeping us in a home  by dipping into my savings, and from the website activity we are receiving.  
     We need to prevent loss in all directions.  Fortunately I had some savings, but it's not much and will be depleted in a couple months.   
     Our  website https://semperfryllc.com is the 1st way  you can help.  Let us give you something for your investment by placing an order with us. 
     If you are more interested in the Angel support, then the  GoFundMe campaign was created for you.   WE appreciate your care and assistance.  Our GOAL is to just safely make it out the other side of this weird time still intact, and not in debt to our eyeballs.  WE have a young daughter and a bright future.  We've never been ones to shy away from hard work.  We earned our quality of life,  only to have this come along and kick our legs out from underneath us.47280922_1586711029316083_r.jpeg
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  • Gaurav Sinha 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 18 d
  • Chelsea Ferchow 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $31 
    • 1 mo
  • Joseph A Gabaldon 
    • $19 
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Organizer

Daniel Urbaetis 
Organizer
Yuma, AZ
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