KSHE 95 Listeners Donate $103,742 For COVID-19 Relief
Gateway Resilience Fund Benefits from Special Sweetmeat T-shirts and Face Masks Sales
Giving back to the community and industry that helped shape it into the station it is today, KSHE 95 “Real Rock Radio” teamed up with the St. Louis Community Foundation to raise money for the Gateway Resilience Fund (GRF). The fund provides short-term monetary relief to employees and owners of independent bars, restaurants, and shops in the St. Louis area affected by closures and other circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listeners visited the KSHE SCHSTUFF STORE (online), to purchase the “Rockin’ Against COVID-19 Sweetmeat T-shirt” or the limited-edition KSHE 95 branded Face Mask with the 100% of the proceeds benefiting the fund. After nearly eight weeks of sales, KSHE 95 raised $103,742.
“This is normally the time of year that KSHE would be gearing up for hot concerts, summer beers, great food, and making great memories with our listeners and friends at restaurants and venues across the region. However, due to COVID-19, too many of our friends are hurting. Thanks to our generous listeners, we were able to offer a little help,” said Kristen Lewis, KSHE Marketing and Advertising Director.”
“The Gateway Resilience Fund has been the purest example of St. Louisans helping St. Louisans I have ever witnessed. It has been a true honor to administer this fund whose sole purpose was to get short-term emergency funds into the hands of essential St. Louisans. KSHE’s support of the GRF’s goals goes above and beyond,” stated Amy Murphy, Director of Donor Relations and Services at the St. Louis Community Foundation.
Although GRF is no longer accepting grant applications as of April 22, 2468 individuals or businesses have received over $1.3 million in grants and fundraising efforts continue.
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