Mountain View Mayor Margaret Abe-Koga said, “As much as we have folks that are asking for help, I’ve had a lot of folks saying how can we help. And that was what we were really trying to do, answer the call from both sides.”
Mountain View has launched a new initiative called #TogetherMV. The goal is to have those in the community who can afford to, donate to those in need.
Since Wednesday, there have been more than 200 donations. Some to rent support. Some to small business relief.The total is nearly $27,000.
This is in addition to a $1.3 million city relief package, $400,000 of which is earmarked for small businesses, with another $300,000 coming from Google.
The Los Altos Community Foundation is helping to disburse the funds. Adin Miller who works for the organization said, “We’re looking for as much economic support as we can get for the small business community to be able to weather this storm and whatever kind of ripples we have coming out of the storm itself.”
Clarke’s said for them, the storm was just too big.
If you’d like to help keep a local business like Clarke’s from closing please donate to the #TogetherMV Fund.