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Republic Services, Rebuilding Together Select $1 Million in Small Business Revitalization Projects

PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A Nine local affiliates of Rebuilding Together will receive a total of $1 million in grants from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation to help revitalize locally owned small businesses that have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is part of Republic Services' Committed to Serve initiative, which was launched this spring to help support the Company's employees, customers and communities through the pandemic. "Republic Services is proud to partner with Rebuilding Together, which is doing critical revitalization work in neighborhoods across the country," said Jon Vander Ark, president. "Through our Committed to Serve initiative, we have been supporting our employees and customers through targeted economic stimulus. Today's announcement of these revitalization projects brings that targeted support to local small businesses, which are the cornerstone our communities."The selected Rebuilding Together projects are designed to address very specific needs in local communities. Examples include repairs to an immigrant-owned Ethiopian restaurant in need of safely distanced seating in Roxbury, Mass.; structural renovations and improvements to a fruit stand, bakery and market in San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood; and critical repairs to six minority and women-owned shops along a block in Washington, D.C."Small businesses are an integral part of a thriving community. Many of these small businesses have experienced hardships and have had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Caroline Blakely, president and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "We are proud to partner with Republic Services to support the critical needs of small businesses across the country as they return to normal business operations."A Individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $125,000 will support affiliates in the following markets:
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