LF Essentials: Support Those Who Support Us

Shared on behalf of Mayor, Mark Blask

While most of us are at home during this crisis, there are a lot of people who are out there every day doing their jobs in the face of these uncertain times.  On Monday, April 13th, a new initiative with a mission to thank Little Falls’ essential workers will begin, “Little Falls Essentials: Support Those Who Support Us.”

The goal of this new program is simple–to recognize them, thank them and let them know we sincerely appreciate their work and are thinking about them.

The program will work like this: One worker will be selected at random for 30 days and provided with $100 worth of gift cards to restaurants and businesses located in Little Falls as a small token of appreciation; a heartfelt “thank you” to those still going out to work.  Whether stocking shelves, taking care of community members, working in convenience stores, picking up our trash/recyclables, keeping us safe, delivering our mail, refilling prescriptions, washing dishes in restaurants, taking care of our senior citizens; they are our friends, neighbors and relatives. They are us.

This new program will cost $3,000 ($100 x 30) and it will be funded strictly though donations.  Are you a local organization, individual or business that wants to help?  Do it.  Did you grow up in Little Falls and moved away, but still think of this as home? Donate. It will be money well spent. Information on how to give can be found at www.thinklocallittlefalls.com or the Think Local Little Falls Facebook and Instagram pages. Gift cards are all coming from local restaurants and businesses so there is the added benefit of helping them as well during this challenging time.

According to Mayor, Mark Blask, “Whenever there is a successful event in Little Falls it is because several groups have worked together to make it happen. Whether it’s the 6,000 people who flocked to downtown Little Falls for the Cheese Festival or the throngs who went to Canal Side for the Garlic Fest – from Christmas in Little Falls to the Art Walk; they work because of collaboration. Thanking Little Falls’ Essentials is no different. This is a combined effort between the City, Main Street First and Think Local. I personally want to thank Rob Richard (Main Street First) and Elaine Cobb (Think Local) for their support and leadership on this. This is a true team effort.”

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