In the early morning hours of July 5, 2021 a fire ravaged businesses in downtown White Center leaving those locations physically devastated.
While the details of the fire and how many folks will ultimately be impacted is all still unclear, many of our community members who worked in those businesses will not be returning to work any time soon. In a time where many of them just returned to work following the removal of restrictions put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this couldn't have happened at a worse time.
While the businesses work through the details of what happened and what to do next, we're launching this Gofundme to ensure that the teams that make up the many wonderful local businesses that have been impacted will be fully supported is quickly as possible.
As the details of who was impacted and the long term results emerge this information will be impacted. We've set an initial goal of raising $25,000 to give directly to the staff of the businesses impacted. Anything above that goal will be directed to the victims of the fire.
The businesses we know have been impacted as of now are The Lumber Yard, Rat City Tattoo, The Boxing Gym Westside, La Típica Oaxaqueña. Many of these businesses have been longtime community strongholds and places that have made a lasting impact to countless people. Some of them are just starting out and stepping out into the unknown world of business post COVID lockdown.
Our hearts go out to our community memebers grappling with what this means and what to do. Whatever you make the choice to do next, this community will do its best to support you.
Fundraiser background: This Gofundme has been created by the team at Moonshot Coffee directly across the street form the impacted business. We take full responsibility of ensuring the money donated gets exactly where we say it will.