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DoorDash creates a $1 million disaster relief fund for restaurants

DoorDash creates a $1 million disaster relief fund for restaurants

DoorDash said Wednesday that it is establishing a $1 million relief fund for restaurants affected by natural disasters.

The $1 million will be distributed in grants of $10,000 to 100 restaurants across the US that are subject to hardship due to state or federally declared natural disasters and meet other eligibility requirements such as having three or fewer locations and employing 50 or less people.

Tasia Hawkins, DoorDash's social impact program lead, stated in the post that Restaurants have "exhibited tremendous resiliency when disaster strikes, providing for their communities even when their resources on hand are limited."

The blog post used data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which states that nearly 40% of small businesses cannot reopen after a disaster.

The grant money may be used for payroll, rent, utilities, maintenance, and the like. The relief fund is part of a larger five-year, $200 million initiative called Main Street Strong.

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