Help is being given to struggling Wamego businesses. Wamego strong raises money for struggling businesses in the community. How the program works, is customers buy gift cards on https://wamegostrong.org/.
Wamego strong committee member Casie Hartwich explains how it works and how much they have raised so far. “Right now I think we’re up to $33,000. So for every gift card purchase to a local business and will may go a match is made in that equal amount and those funds are given to Community Care Ministries to provide assistance to those that are just suffering a financial shortfall right now,” says Hartwich.
Hartwich also says how many gift cards were sold in the first week. “I think in our first week we sold 11,000 gift cards to local businesses. So it’s just been phenomenal to see everybody step up despite what’s going on and support the people that that make downtown Wamego a great place”, says Hartwich.
So customers will have a chance to support local businesses in two ways. 1st by supporting the businesses through purchases of gift cards. Then by the matching donations made to Community Care Ministries. The work done by Wamego strong is helpful to businesses getting through these tough times.