COLORADO SPRINGS — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.
In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.
Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.
This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.
This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Local Relic, which has been working to take in and match community donations to donate beer paired with handwritten notes of encouragement to front line workers who have kept our community going through these tough times.
The business started their Liquid Love Notes campaign during the middle of April and have been able to give out 200 bottles of free beer so far.
"I really hope that people understand that they're seen, they're heard and we understand the sacrifice that goes into keeping our community running even on a very basic level and we're thankful," stated Melissa Howard, co-owner of Local Relic.
The campaign was initially directed towards first responders but has since broadened to include all front line workers.
The hope is that this encouragement will remind recipients that there is a caring and supportive community behind them.
Everyone of [these] was crafted with love, and I hope that whenever they come in, find a bottle that speaks to them, find a note that really pulls on their heart strings a little bit, so that they know that we were thinking about them through all of this," finished Jeff Zearfoss, the other co-owner of LR.
Local Relic hopes to continue the campaign, but its duration largely depends on community support. To learn more, visit their WEBSITE.
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