Many have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially Butler County’s restaurant and hospitality industry. In the midst of an environment of ever changing updates and modifications, our community remains constant - we support one another!
The Tourism Bureau partnered with the Butler County Commissioners and the Center for Community Resources to offer help to hospitality industry employees affected by lay-offs as a result of orders issued on December 10, 2020 by the Governor and Department of Health.
The We Care Program was run off of donations and designed to provide financial assistance to recently laid-off hospitality workers, as the holidays approached. Our website provided a webpage where hospitality business owners and managers could register recently laid off employees and the community could make donations.
The campaign ran from December 11-21, 2020. In just 10 days $140,000 was raised and 1,400 laid-off workers in the hospitality industry each received $100 gift cards.
This program was very successful and helped many individuals and families in a time when they needed it the most.