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Auburn Disaster Relief Fund

Auburn Development Council, Inc is pleased to announce the creation of the Auburn Disaster Relief Fund to meet the economic needs of businesses in Auburn for COVID-19 relief.

Auburn businesses have been hit hard the last two years with disasters. In 2019, historic flooding severely impacted Nemaha County and the Auburn businesses. Now Covid-19 has taken its toll on our business community before they were able to recover from the flooding.

In the past five years, Auburn is fortunate eleven new businesses have opened by local entrepreneurs. We realize how difficult it is to be a small business owner let alone be a new business start- up. We also realize how important each small business is for the vitality of Auburn. Auburn Development Council has recently helped restaurants, hair salons and limited retail with a Gift Card Matching program, totaling $18,000. There will be a long-term economic impact on our local businesses that will need to be addressed for them to survive ADC will match dollar for dollar up to the first $2,000 for any new funds contributed to the Auburn Disaster Relief Fund, bringing ADC’s commitment to Auburn businesses to $20,000 during this economic crisis. Now ADC is asking for your generosity so more businesses can be assisted.

The Rebound Grant will provide locally owned businesses with small grants for the purpose of building inventory, service capacity, an online presence or general assistance as business restrictions surrounding the pandemic are relaxed or eliminated. We want to ensure that businesses can rebound sales as the community business environment emerges from the worst impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Auburn Disaster Relief Fund will address both the immediate and longer-term needs related to this crisis with the focus being on economic needs. Priority will be given to local businesses that have been most significantly impacted by this crisis; this fund will continue to be active to address the future needs of our local businesses whether in disasters or economic uncertainties. Auburn’s local businesses are always there to support and donate to our local causes and now it is our time to help them. Those willing to support Auburn’s local businesses may give online https://growauburnne.com/disaster-relief/ or you may mail a check to Auburn Development Council, Inc 1101 J Street, Auburn, NE 68305 For more information, please contact: Auburn Development Council: Kim Beger, (402) 274-3420 or info@growauburnne.org.