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I cannot work until the economy goes back to work. My business has suffered
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Ami Weidner

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Homeskillet

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Need help, or just venting? I am just worried a lot of people won't have a job to go back to.
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Harvey Mueller

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You are not alone. Unfortunately some small businesses will not be able to weather this.

Apply for one of the small business loans created by the $2 Trillion stimulus package. Research it. You have nothing but time.
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Homeskillet

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I guess I am fortunate as I cater to a range of customers, the ones doing better in the crisis will balance the ones who it will unfortunately damage to the point of putting them out of business. I am afraid people will be slashing their entertainment and hobby budgets for quite some time. 40% of my business goes to people who sell to hobbyists. I have customers in the firearm industry who are going great guns (no pun intended) and when Biden wins that momentum will continue.
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So much for having degrees in philosophy and art.  This is no way an attack on the original poster, but hopefully this event will help people rethink their career paths.

I'm a legitimate essential person and my employer even gave me a bonus to keep me around.  I can't imagine being in a non-essential field at this time. 

A friend of mine owns an international travel company that has been extremely successful until this epidemic started.  Not everyone is so fortunate to have recession/epidemic proof work.  Sad times for a lot of people.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Exactly.  I don't keep up with every organization, but Salvation Army is up there at the top regarding the percentage that goes towards relief while the Red Cross is towards the bottom.

Franklin Graham has an organization that is very legit and so does the Catholic church.  Faith based organizations tend to get the most done.  When we had the Louisiana flood of 2016, Mormon volunteers came in and were one of the biggest and best organizations to help.

I'm protestant and don't necessarily agree with everyone's beliefs but facts are facts.  Those Mormon people were a big asset towards our recovery in Louisiana.
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Homeskillet

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I have heard bad things about the Red Cross from relatives going way back. I hope they weren't selling my blood that I traded cookies and orange juice for. I do agree that faith based charities do a lot of good work.
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GabeU, Champion

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There is nothing unfortunate about me choosing to give money to far better charities.
I only meant that it was unfortunate you would exclude a large charity that helps so many because of a few alleged and/or apparent issues during those flood relief efforts.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Compare the salary of the Red Cross CEO to the salary of the Salvation Army CEO. That should tell you everything you need to know about them.
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GabeU, Champion

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About $700K vs about $150K.  And the Red Cross is much larger in comparison, both in terms of revenue (three times) and the help they provide.  

As well, 91 cents of every dollar of Red Cross donations goes to those affected.  For the Salvation Army, it's 82 cents.  

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying anything bad about the Salvation Army.  It's just a comparison prompted by your reply.