Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Catholic Charities raises $300,000 for assistance – Oklahoman.com

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Catholic Charities raises $300,000 for assistance  Oklahoman.com

Plaza District assists displaced workers

The Plaza District announced Thursday that it has raised more than $20,000 to support retail and restaurant employees whose incomes are directly affected by districtwide business closings due to the effects of the coronavirus. The Plaza Support Fund raised $21,151, with 100% of the proceeds going to more than 60 workers in the district, according to a news release. “In the Plaza District, we strive to be a safe space for everyone to work, shop, eat, and enjoy life,” said Leah Roper, Plaza District Association board president. “Each of our businesses and every staff member is part of what makes the district special for our community.

“The pandemic has threatened our businesses and employees alike, but our community stepped up to the challenge to ensure that our employees can provide for themselves and their families during this crisis.”

The support fund surpassed its goal of $16,000 with more than 200 individual donations, according to the release.The Plaza District receives support from Fowler Automotive, Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy, and Oklahoma’s Credit Union. For more information, please visit plazadistrict.org.

Source: oklahoman.com

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