It may seem like good news is hard to find right now. However, during a time of crisis many KCK locals and businesses have stepped up to help those in need. Here is your roundup of good things that happened in Kansas City, KS this week.
From last week - The CARES Act, the largest economic relief package in our nation's history, was signed into law on March 27 and includes major provisions to deliver economic support to travel businesses, travel workers and their families. The U.S. Travel Association has a summary of the support available to the travel industry.
This week - During temporary closure, Great Wolf Lodge donated 15,000 pounds of produce and refrigerated food items to regional organizations surrounding each property. Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, was able to donate their food items to Harvesters of Kansas City.
Wilson's Pizza in the historic Quindaro area was highlighted on KMBC 9 News for their efforts this week. The restaurant is not only staying open, but offering to donate meals to those truly in need.
Local food manufacturer, Spanish Gardens, has teamed up with local chefs to raise money for support of members of the Kansas City service industry who are out of work. The KC Hospitality Support Initiative is selling t-shirts during this time of restaurant closures, in which proceeds will go toward gift cards for local grocers. Twice each week there will be drawings done for qualifying applicants to receive these gift cards. 100% of t-shirt profits will go toward these donations.
Design researchers at the University of Kansas developed innovative facial shields to be used by medical professionals in the University of Kansas Health Systems, including those at the University of Kansas Hospital in KCK. Due to high demand for this face shield, Dimensional Innovations in Johnson County teamed up with the researchers to help create more than 900 shields a day. The design for these face shields has been made available and has been downloaded more than 4,500 times.
Want to find out how you can show you can #SupportLocalKCK? Here are 5 ways to support local businesses today.
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