First, we have been engaging the help of artists in the community to enhance the plywood that now cover the majority of storefronts in the area with ART and need to buy paint and other supplies. This will support our artists, assist our businesses in preventing further graffiti and damage to storefronts, and show the strength of our community moving forward.
As we understand what our neighbors and business community needs are over the coming days, weeks and months, we will be helping as we can and your donations will go directly to those in need. We will be updating this site or check our Facebook page for more ways to help.
The Uptown Association is a non-profit with a mission to improve the economic vitality and sustainability of Uptown through programs, promotions and partnerships within the community. All donations that are received will go to support businesses that have been impacted by recent demonstrations. Many small businesses are facing high insurance deductibles, unexpected bills, and a need for repairs which are all following weeks of business closure or lower sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic.