With just under 4 days and less than $500 dollars to their crowd funding goal. Healthy Kids In The Heights Founder, Catarina Rivera reaches out to you Northern Manhattan to bring these health initiatives for families to reality.
Dear SU Reader,
Last night, a blaze took out a commercial building on 207th street and Broadway. It was home to many small businesses of varying industries. A dentist, a florist, yoga studio, just to name a few. While details are still trickling in as to what caused it, the amount of support and people raising their hands to pledge help and comfort for those who lost their means of income in the darkest hours of a bitterly cold night, is truly overwhelming.
Prayers were sent up, people have taken ill, tears are being shed. And even some well-meaning individuals may want to help (even go so far as to promise to help) but will be unable to. The harsh truth is, that without help, even with insurance claims, small businesses sometimes don’t reopen after a disaster. That’s reality.
There is another reality. That one person can make a difference. One kind act. One volunteer. One broom. One decision. One. Can help.
Right now, a facebook page was setup for those who wish to know how they can help these businesses rebuild. If you can’t help monetarily, you can help by spreading the word, sharing a link, tweeting @BreadAndYoga to show support, praying for those who been affected.
When one business hurts, we all do. When several do, that can change the very vibe of a community. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, put aside any petty differences, stand shoulder to shoulder and show the world why we Stay Uptown!
The SU Editorial Team
P.S. Special thanks to DNAinfo for the picture.
Hey guys, the weather might be reminiscent of Spring, but the truth is, we are close to Winter. There plenty of people, in our neighborhoods alone, who can help keep someone warm this winter season. Just donate a coat to the winter coat drive this year! Martin Collins sent this email to us, and we wanted to share it with you all!
Looking for a place to take a date on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 PM?
Who’s gonna be there?