The NAACP Pasadena is offering financial relief to small local black-owned businesses in Pasadena, according to a prepared statement released on Wednesday.
The group has raised money through generous contributions that will be given to small businesses as a one-time donation in order to help offset some of the financial loss that is ongoing during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In a written statement on Wednesday the group said,
“As a lack of available funding opportunities exist for small businesses, NAACP has given financial support that can go towards necessities for the business,”
The group has already awarded funds Perry’s Joint, The Little Red Hen and Leberry Bakery. The amount of aid was not revealed.
“Small businesses are the heart of the Pasadena community and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative financial impact on them” says Allen Edson, President of NAACP Pasadena. “Small businesses provide a wide variety’s of the city’s much needed resources and are often willing to support the community when asked. Now is our time to support them more than ever”.
The small business fund campaign is ongoing and will continue to seek donations. To donate please visit the NAACP PASADENA website naacppasadena.org, and click on the link Stimulus Fund.