This post was written by OFN Blog guest author Shelia Byrd, Vice President of Communications, HOPE.
Yesterday, we buried George Floyd. In the tradition of the black church, mourners found the strength to sing, to praise, and to focus on the need to stand together. Yet this brutal murder has shaken a nation exhausted by persistent violence against black lives.
COVID-19 is proving to be a formidable enemy. It’s made its way around the world with relentless efficiency, hitting small businesses and low-income, low-wealth communities the hardest. There are many forces galvanizing to help these businesses and communities during and after the pandemic....