DoorDash creates $1M disaster relief fund for restaurants

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DoorDash is setting up a relief fund for restaurants affected by natural disasters.

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by ten installing one $1 million relief fund for restaurants affected by natural disasters, the company said in a blogpost on Wednesday.

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Around the US $1 million will be distributed in grants of $10,000 to 100 restaurants that apply based on hardship caused by a state or federally declared natural disaster, and meet other eligibility requirements such as three or more Having less space and employing 50 or fewer employees.

“[Restaurants] Tasia Hawkins, head of the social impact program at DoorDash, said in the Post that they have demonstrated great resilience to provide for their communities when disaster strikes, even when the resources at hand are limited.

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The blogpost cited data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which said about 40% of small businesses cannot reopen after the disaster.

Grant money can be used for payroll, rent, utilities, maintenance and the like. The relief fund is part of a larger five-year, $200 million initiative called Main Street Strong.

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