EveryBlock conversation turns into a community fundraiserJul252011
One of the most common ways people use EveryBlock is to find out what’s happening with businesses in the neighborhood.
Does anyone know what happened to the little liquor store Windy City Liquors on the corner of Damen and Argyle? They’ve been closed for four days now with just a handwritten sign that says ‘Sorry we are closed.’ I just wonder because I go there a lot and am friendly with the family that owns the place, I hope nothing bad has happened.
Soon, residents learned the owners had been affected by several recent tragedies. “Maybe we can do a fundraiser for the family or something? I’m not really sure how to do something like that as I never had – but I would definitely help out in anyway,” suggested neighbor BDub.
Within minutes, BDub created a page on a the fundraising site GiveForward.com and neighbors began to submit their donations.
Less than a week after ladykill82’s first message, residents have raised more than $300 and additional funds continue to come in. “Wow, this is so awesome! I never thought posting a simple question would have such a great effect. Thank you guys for being such thoughtful neighbors,” she wrote.