Neighborhood Businesses Get Help With COVID-19-Related Expenses | WAMC

Neighborhood Businesses Get Help With COVID-19-Related Expenses

Jul 31, 2020

The Indian Orchard Citizens Council recently gave $500 grants to 13 small businesses in the Springfield neighborhood to help them operate safely during the pandemic.
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    A barbershop, a diner, and an auto shop are among 13 small businesses in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts to receive some financial help this week to recover from the pandemic-induced shutdowns.

     They were selected for the $500 grants by the Indian Orchard Citizens Council.

     The funds came from Eastman Chemical. 

      Applications are being taken for a second round of grants.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with citizens council president Zaida Govan.