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“Dear PoPville,

My name is Andy, in Colombia Heights I’m known as “Andy the dog walker”. I’ve made a career out of taking the dogs of Colombia Heights on potty breaks while their parents are at work. I really love what I do especially this time of year! Unfortunately COVID-19 has shut down my service and I’m struggling to survive. I want to be able to continue what I do and still have a hot plate at the end of the day, the struggle is real! I’ve started a gofundme for folks who would like to help me through this tough time. I’m in need of help.”

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From an email:

“A group of recent Georgetown grads started a fundraising effort called Fuel the Fight to deliver meals to hospitals in the DMV; it’s great because we are also using local restaurants and food trucks to provide the meals. My company (Curbside Kitchen) is helping them source the vendors. Fava Pot (has a stand in Union Market) will be delivering 50 meals to Georgetown Hospital this Friday. We will be continuing this over the next several weeks… every dollar helps!”

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Lots of folks have been asking how they can help out hospital workers – here’s a great, delicious way from Wiseguy’s GoFundMe:

“Wiseguy Pizza x Altani for Healthcare Workers

Making food is how we show our love, and we’ve fought this pandemic the best way we know how to–by helping to feed the people on the front lines. We were able to donate 101 18” pizzas (feeding 400+ people), 800 masks, and 7400 gloves in a single day to 6 area hospitals as well as other essential workers and those in need.

Then the calls started to roll into our store from people who wanted to help do the same. So we’re making a formal ask for you to contribute to helping us keep area healthcare workers fed and provided with a much-needed bit of cheer.

OUR PLAN Read More

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From Ivy & Coney:

“folks have been super generous with their purchases and donations to our staff as we struggle to make it through this. As a small thank you we have created a coloring book and will be giving out digital pages each day to anyone donating or making purchases through our website (new pages every few days). Hopefully it provides a small amount of entertainment to help keep folks sane as we ride this out.”

And check out this Hellbender Brewery Collab with Capital Brandworks: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

From Catholic Charities DC:

How to Help

Catholic Charities is working to serve an increasing number of families throughout the D.C.- region. To meet this growing demand, there is an urgent need for food to replenish our food pantries, as well as personal care items such as tissues and soap, and cleaning products for our program sites. Below are some ways people can immediately support those in need: Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

Sam the man Burns passed away on March 7. He was such a cornerstone of DC. There is an official GoFundMe here. There has already been a private service for his family, but there will be celebratory events after it’s safe to gather, I’m sure. Here’s something I wrote. -Courtney”

“I love life: all the drama, all the pain, all the passion, all the joys, all the highs, all the lows. We don’t write the script.”
Sam Burns 2002

Sam. The. Man. Burns.
What can I say about you that hasn’t already been said? I know everyone you left in your powerful wake is praying that wherever you are grants you the same healing, magic and salvation you gave to us when you were behind the decks. You were an idol, a god, a mentor, a friend, a force, a man. I am not going to pretend like I knew you better than I did, but I will share 3 lessons that came from you. Read More

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From Daniel: “Number nine in Logan Circle posted photos of all of their bartenders with their Venmo accounts”

Thanks to Maggie for sending:

“I saw your article on the DC Virtual Tip Jar, and have been looking for something like this all week! My partner and I paired the spreadsheet with a randomizer, so that anytime we grab a drink from the fridge (or a meal) we can tip a restaurant worker at random.

I wanted to share with you, although there’s no css/styling yet as I’m not a developer. Works great though!”

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