Do you own an Upper Valley business that is impacted by Covid-19 and could use a little help from your friends? TLC/4WARD is here to help. 
Vital Communities launched The Local Crowd (TLC) Upper Valley in 2019, a community-based crowdfunding platform, to empower the community to invest in local social enterprises while providing creative capital for growing businesses, community intitatives, and others.
Today, the impacts of the pandemic are wreaking havoc on our economy and threatening many of our small businesses. TLC/4Ward uses the same platform, but as a fundraising platform that encourages the community to pay it forward,  so your business will be here on the other side of this crisis. 
We are in the process of building the site, and will have it up and running shortly. Below are some screen shots to give you an idea of what we’re planning. Businesses can build their own “campaign” or there is the possibility that Vital Communities can help smaller businesses participate through multi-business campaigns. Vital Communities and The Local Crowd are providing this platform for free to Local First member businesses (no cost to use the platform, but credit card fees apply).
Reach out to nancy@vitalcommunities.org or erika@vitalcommunities.org with your interest and questions.