FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER --- Many small businesses are struggling to make it through the economic crisis and a Jasper business is getting some help from some big names.
Sieberts in Jasper has been added to the Barstool Fund, providing money to help small businesses across the country make it through the pandemic.
The program is part of the nonprofit 30 Day Fund was launched by Virginia technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder and his wife, Burson.
Working with other business leaders throughout the nation, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many jobs as possible.
Jeff Bartos co-founded the Pennsylvania 30 Day Fund with a group of local business leaders and worked with Barstool Sports to help save Reading Terminal Market.
Since the first launch in Virginia, the 30 Day Fund launched in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Jersey. The funds disbursed do not need to be repaid, but if businesses who receive the Fund’s assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward,” they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse them to another business in need.
To date, the 30 Day Fund has raised more than $8 million and is on the way to funding more than 2,200 small businesses.
The Sieberts appeared on the Fox News Channel this morning to talk about all of this. We will have more on that later.
By the way, NFL legend Tom Brady tweeted about the Sieberts and fundraising efforts for small businesses. In it, Brady simply said, “This is awesome, Dave. Count me in.”