Seattle Hospitality Fund and Wellspring Family Services have partnered to help address the economic crisis within the hospitality industry that has developed as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Wellspring Family Services has created a special project for Seattle Hospitality Fund under their umbrella of regular programming in order to provide direct financial support to hospitality industry workers in the Seattle Metro Area. The special project will help distribute direct support to eligible applicants in some of the following ways:
- Gift cards for groceries/gas/home supplies
- Health Insurance/COBRA payments
There is room in the criteria to help in other ways on a case-by-case basis in acute instances of crisis. By approaching funding this way, eligible applicants can receive support in a meaningful way while avoiding said funds being taxed as income.
Our aim is to provide help to all who apply, but to prioritize those who are not eligible for unemployment insurance as well as those who are from marginalized, vulnerable groups within our community.