Andy Cohen Hosts Small Business Relief Benefit

On May 28, 2020, Andy Cohen of Watch Happens Live with Andy Cohen hosted Eat. Drink. Give., benefiting America’s small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alicia Villanueva, Luz Urrutia, and Andy Cohen at Eat. Drink. Give.
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The event, open to all with a suggested donation, will also featured restaurant and catering entrepreneurs who are Accion Opportunity Fund clients. Donations raised during the online event will benefit small businesses nationwide through Accion Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund.

The country’s 30 million small businesses are experiencing an existential crisis as they do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by closing and honoring shelter-in-place orders. Half of small businesses have less than 15 days of cash buffer, as many as 44% of small businesses are having to close and experts expect that most restaurants will never reopen.

“This is going to be a very special night for a very important cause–helping our small businesses survive this once-in-century crisis. We have to decide what we want our Main Streets to look like when this is over, and we must act decisively to keep small businesses alive and ready to rebuild. This is a fun way to do something really important,” said Accion Opportunity Fund CEO Luz Urrutia.

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