Resources and ways to help Detroit service workers affected by the Corona Virus


Resources and ways to help Detroit service workers affected by the Corona Virus

Zach   March 18th, 2020

Below are a list of resources and ways to support Detroiters affected by Covid-19. This is a living document, this list will be updated as we receive new information.

one fair wage fund

This fund was set up by One Fair Wage, a grassroots-based campaign of restaurant workers and other tipped workers and service workers. The One Fair Wage campaign seeks to win a full, fair minimum wage for every worker in America with tips on top.

Who is eligible to apply? - Restaurant workers, delivery workers, app-based delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers who have been impacted by coronavirus and the related economic crisis can apply for assistance. At the moment, we are prioritizing tipped workers, gig workers and service workers in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

You can find more information and donate here.

Beas Detroit - Small business virtual event

Don't Bea Afraid - event link

A virtual event to help Detroit small businesses overcome the setbacks of COVID-19. The first portion of the event will be dedicated to educational tips and advice from local experts, focusing on finding new ways to stay strong during this difficult time. The second portion, the virtual business fair, is all about you - we're giving you the chance to speak about your business, how you are handling this situation, and how people can still support you.

Our event is completely free and will be live streamed for everyone and anyone to watch. You must be available from 10am - 11:30am on Friday. We'll give you a dedicated time and you'll have three minutes to talk about your business. Sign up on the Google from below and we will be in touch soon!

Detroit I love Artist Fund

The Detroit I Love was created as a platform to promote the music and arts community in Detroit. It has always been a labor of love - love for the amazing scene we have in our city. In this time of uncertainty in our community for the financial well being of Detroit DJs and musicians, with venues closing and gigs being cancelled, some assistance is needed immediately to help them survive until this passes.

100% of all funds collected will go directly to the artist. Initially we will pay out $100 per artist on a first come basis. If there are any additional funds available after the initial payouts they will be split equally.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY if you are not in need. This is a very serious situation for many and we want the funds to go to those who truly need it.

Detroit musicians and DJs can apply online at

Street Beet Staff fundraiser

Street Beet STAFF fundraiser - link

Many small businesses like Street Beet, operate week by week (especially being that it is the slowest season of the year) and depend on generating sales to pay staff and cover expenses. To give a better idea of how much money is at a loss, our typical payroll comes out to $20,000 every two weeks.  Street Beet is asking for your help to keep their dedicated staff members afloat.  All donations made to this Gofundme will be dispersed evenly amongst the nearly two-dozen employees who are out of work due to being temporary closing. Please donate what you can, every bit counts at a time like this.

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