ROCKFORD, Unwell. (WIFR) -Hundreds of companies across the nation have struggled to remain open due to the pandemic. As a method to assist, the media firm Barstool Sports activities began a fund to lift cash to assist out companies across the U.S. Up to now it’s raised almost $30 million. One stateline restaurant is on the receiving finish.
Founding father of Barstool Dave Portnoy gave the decision to Megan Sengchannavong, whose household owns Sister’s Thai Café, telling her the massive information that funding was coming their method. Megan despatched her household’s story to the Barstool Fund explaining the restaurant’s path from opening on the former Clock Tower almost 8 years in the past, to reestablishing downtown, to having its most profitable yr in 2019, then all of it got here crashing throughout COVID. The restaurant by no means let any workers go and had hope they’d get by way of this. Now $15,000 with the potential for extra is getting them again on their ft. Sengchannavong says this couldn’t have come at a greater time.
“Simply the considered virtually having to shut or the considered shedding this place due to the sudden occasions of what’s occurring with the pandemic, we have been actually down and we have been actually trying, reaching for one thing. Simply day-after-day taking it day-to-day and I really feel like our prayers have been actually answered, stated Megan Sengchannavong.
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