South Florida Hospitality+ Emergency Fund

If you need funding, please apply here!!

***To be considered for funding, please send some form of verification for recent hosp+ work to [email redacted]. Please make sure your name is included on the item(s). We encourage you to obscure other personal information if it is not necessary for verification. These can be pay stubs with your and the employers names (with other personal info obscured), pictures of you working, old social media posts that include your work, etc.***

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In the aftermath of the governor of Florida declaring the 30-day closure of bars and nightclubs and the halving of capacity at restaurants across the state, I was briefly stunned while considering the dire uncertainty and circumstances that so many of our dear friends, acquaintances, and total strangers will endure in the coming month(s).

There is no time to be stunned, however; so I now ask that you consider supporting the South Florida community of hospitality+ workers... they are a hardworking bunch that nonetheless will struggle to support themselves during this unprecedented health and economic emergency.

This fund is designed to provide quick financial aid to bar, nightclub, restaurant, and certain gig-economy workers that have and will be impacted by COVID-19 emergency responses. This fund can be accessed by workers whose hours have been curtailed because of this crisis and who are not being otherwise compensated.  

In order to distribute the funds, I've created a short survey to help me prioritize those in our community most at-risk and in need. All information shared will remain confidential. Our aim is to provide everyone who applies with emergency funds, but we will make certain considerations for the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, immunocompromised, and otherwise disadvantaged communities.

If you need funding, please apply here - translations are in the works.  

***To be considered for funding, please send some form of verification for recent hosp+ work to [email redacted]. Please make sure your name is included on the item(s). We encourage you to obscure other personal information if it is not necessary for verification. These can be pay stubs with your and the employers names (with other personal info obscured), pictures of you working, old social media posts that include your work, etc.***

Who am I - my name is Jackson Hubbard, a professional geologist at a South Florida environmental consulting firm and a friend and patron of many workers and establishments in the food and bar scene in South Florida, especially Delray Beach. Personally, my life has been made brighter and fuller by the companionship and hard work of so many in the service industry. As my group-chats lit up with surprised and frightened friends admitting their empty bank accounts, lack of options, and possible homelessness, I realized I had to do something for them and the larger community... so here we are. If you would like to help administer the fund or to collaborate, please use the contacts below. 

We are a community. To me that means we help each other and can rely respectfully on others in the community in our times of need. Let's show the country and world how good giving can be... for this community, for other communities, and for ourselves. 

Please consider donating or sharing if you are unable to give at this time.

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Thanks for reading, everyone! Be safe <3

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Organizer

Jackson Hubbard 
Organizer
Delray Beach, FL
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