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GoFundMe a go-to for struggling businesses, families, pet owners

Some are to help laid-off restaurant workers or struggling breweries. Others are to keep dance studios open. Several are for smaller, personal expenses such as veterinarian bills.

But the online fundraisers all have one thing in common. Each of the GoFundMe posts are from a person, business or organization hurting financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hundreds of local relief efforts related to COVID-19 can be found on GoFundMe by searching “San Diego COVID” or “San Diego coronavirus,” and most appear to be aimed at helping small businesses such as restaurants and shops struggling during the pandemic.

The same is true nationwide, according to a report released Thursday by GoFundMe, which found 60 percent of its COVID-related fundraisers in the U.S. were for small businesses. Worldwide, COVID-related fundraisers on the site have generated about $625 million, according to the report.

On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Mary Ann Sandersfeld (l), Janice Balfour (m) and Pamella Mullins (r) enjoyed lunch.

On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Mary Ann Sandersfeld (l), Janice Balfour

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Klopp backs idea of Premier League sides helping struggling EFL teams

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Premier League teams should look to help England’s lower division clubs that have taken huge financial hits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Liverpool – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – September 20, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp during the warm up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan

The English Football League (EFL) oversees the three tiers below the Premier League – the Championship, League One and League Two – and clubs in these divisions largely rely on matchday revenue to operate.

The British government this week postponed plans to allow a limited number of fans back into stadiums from October after a second wave of COVID-19 infections and the move is expected to have a massive impact.

“In general people in a better position should help people in a less good position, 100%,” Klopp

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City Council Extends Liability Protections For Struggling Restaurants, Small Business Owners Until April 2021

The City Council voted this week to extend liability protections for restaurant and bar owners until well into 2021, an important piece of legislation for an industry that is increasingly desperate for help as winter approaches.

The Council voted on Wednesday to temporarily suspend personal liability provisions for restaurants and other small business owners who have been affected by the pandemic and have been unable to pay their rent.

Small business leases often have provisions that hold a business owner personally liable if they are unable to pay rent; this bill protects business owners’ personal assets from being taken if their business has been affected by the COVID-19 safety guidelines. In addition to restaurants and bars, this also covers businesses that were required to close to the public and cease operations altogether, like gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors and related personal care services.

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Downtown Dayton Partnership says local business are struggling: community can help

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It goes without saying that many businesses have found themselves struggling since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. In Dayton, local officials and business owners said small businesses are facing the same reality, adding just a bit of help from area residents could keep them afloat.

“Anything we can do to support our local businesses, we’re working to do,” said President of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, Sandy Gudorf.

She said with COVID-19 resulting in unexpected and in some cases unfortunate changes, many business owners weren’t prepared to combat the losses many of them experienced recently, making the future appear cloudy.

“These small businesses, they don’t have the deep pockets of some of the chain businesses and such,” Gudorf explained. “They’ve put everything into their businesses to get them open and keep them going. So it’s harder for these very small businesses to sustain longer-term during this

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Rancho Cordova offers grants to struggling businesses

Rancho Cordova is launching a recovery grant program to provide support to businesses hit hard by the pandemic.The application process opened 9 a.m. Monday.The city said it wants to save dozens of small businesses who are struggling financially due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and the resulting public health orders.City officials are looking to focus on businesses that have no more than 25 full-time employees. Businesses earning less than $3 million in 2019 and are in good standing with the city qualify for the grant. Priority will be given to retail, restaurants without a drive-thru, breweries, wineries, fitness studios and salons.If selected, businesses could receive grants of up to $10,000.The application process will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Those applying have to do so online here.Earlier this month, the city council approved $200,000 to help small businesses keep their doors open. City officials said businesses who qualify will be … Read More

White Sox’ Dylan Cease struggling at the wrong time

If Dylan Cease was auditioning Sunday for a chance to be the No. 3 starter in the White Sox’ playoff rotation, well, let’s just say rookie Dane Dunning might want to circle Oct. 1 on his calendar.

That’s when the Sox would play Game 3 of their best-of-three wild-card series against an opponent to be determined. With Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel all but certain to the start the first two games, avoiding Cease in the ‘‘if necessary’’ deciding game, given the awful control problems he’s working through, seems to be a no-brainer. With the Sox trying to protect their lead in the American League Central, Cease walked seven in three-plus innings in a 7-3 loss to the host Reds.

‘‘This one we want to throw in the garbage, move on, not make too much of it,’’ manager Rick Renteria said.

Cease, who has an upper-90s fastball, sharp breaking stuff

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California wildfires could deal second punch to struggling small businesses

Michael Volpatt already knew what art, medicine and clothes he needed to take when he got an alert to evacuate his home west of Guerneville in Sonoma County ahead of the massive LNU Complex Fire. But there was one more decision to make — should he go to his store, Big Bottom Market, and try to prepare it for what could be a weeks-long evacuation?



a clock tower in the store: GUERNEVILLE, CA - AUGUST 31: A view of River Road is seen under smoky skies in downtown Guerneville, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Residents recently returned after being evacuated for the nearby LNU Lightning Complex Fire. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)


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GUERNEVILLE, CA – AUGUST 31: A view of River Road is seen under smoky skies in downtown Guerneville, Calif., on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Residents recently returned after being evacuated for the nearby LNU Lightning Complex Fire. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

“It’s a big decision to have to make because you don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “Is your building going to burn down? Is it going to matter? Is the electricity going to go out and

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