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Donors and local businesses look to help during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Hub will feed 50 families on Tuesday night. (Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Larson Photography.)
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The coronavirus pandemic has not only affected people that contracted the virus; nearly everyone in the U.S. and world has seen their life change over the last month or two.

With the economy being virtually shut down for weeks now, many people are out of work and looking for their next meal.

Fortunately, there are people in Dickinson and around the world who want to help.

Local businesses and donors in Dickinson have stepped up to the plate as the generosity of many in the community shows that people still do care about others.

Last week, a donor donated $500 to Blue 42, and they were able to help feed families who have been directly affected by the pandemic.

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This week, The Hub is able to give back with the generosity of several partners.

“The three donors that donated for us kind of followed (the donors of Blue 42’s) lead,” Melanie Stradling, store lead of The Hub, said. “They contacted us and wanted to know when was the earliest we could do it and how we would set it up. They wanted this to go to families that actually need it. We came up with the idea of a family feast where each family will get two large pizzas, 10 wings and four breadsticks.”

The event to help is taking place Tuesday night at the north location of The Hub in Dickinson. They will be able to feed 50 families and show them that the community of Dickinson stands behind everyone who has been negatively affected over the last few weeks and months.

“This is to help people and for them to know that they don’t have to ask for help. People are willing to go ahead and help our community, because we need to stay together,” she said. “It is amazing. We are in this financial distress together and a lot of businesses are struggling. For people to come forward and donate whatever amount they can shows that there are still people that care and want to help.”

The hope of many around the community is that this act of kindness will shed light on what individuals can do to help during this current crisis.

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