Small Business Recovery Fund

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has established a Small Business Recovery Fund. Hurricane Florence created unprecedented devastation in Columbus County. Hundreds, if not thousands, of homes were destroyed and countless hearts were broken. Ensuring these families have food, water, shelter, and clothing is of utmost importance. At the same time, many small businesses across the county are suffering devastating losses. These enterprises are the backbone of the local economy, and they are vital to our county’s economic future. They provide a bulk of jobs and play a major role in funding local government services. The biggest obstacle for many of these business owners is short-term working capital. Without it, they are unable to repair their facilities, re-stock their inventory or make payroll. A relatively small infusion of capital could make the difference between a small business re-opening or shutting its doors. The future of our local economy is at stake.

Donations can be made to Whiteville Improvement Association, Small Business Recovery Fund, 601 S Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472 or https://www.gofundme.com/smallbusinessrecoveryfund&rcid=r01…. This is a 501 (c) (3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Many people and organizations from around the country are looking for ways to help. Please consider sharing this with your professional associations, corporations, and foundations that are interested in helping our community recover.