In a gesture of lifting up some of our pandemic victims, a lady living in Lincoln Beach is calling for others like herself to share what financial help they can offer to Lincoln County neighbors who are up against the wall. Her offer is below:
I received a stimulus deposit and am financially comfortable. Instead of putting the money into savings or giving it to my children, I am being responsible. I am using my $600 stimulus to support our community.
COVID has devastated small businesses and wrecked havoc on our local nonprofits. This is a time where each of us can step up and contribute to the well being of our community. I am devastated that we have lost so many family owned businesses. I take advantage of my favorite restaurants that offer take out, but recognize how many other restaurants and businesses need financial support.
This is a time where it is important to look inside ourselves and think about what makes Lincoln County a special place to live. My money is on the nonprofit whose mission is to introduce our community to the arts. The Lincoln City Cultural Center exposes us to new and different ways of expressing ourselves. It also introduces us to think differently and encourages us to explore and seek adventure.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center transcends the boundaries of Lincoln City. Its offerings are open ended and serve all segments of Lincoln County. And they work hard to make Lincoln County a destination, a boon for local businesses.
I encourage my cohorts to look at their stimulus in terms of supporting what we value about living in Lincoln County. The Lincoln County Cultural Center is my favored benefactor, but you may have your own. We must support what makes Lincoln County a special place to live and learn. After all, the intent of the stimulus is to help ourselves and community get back on track.