In response to the sudden and dramatic rise in confirmed coronavirus cases in El Paso County, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber is announcing the launch of a “Small Street-Main Street Assistance Program Action Day.”
“This action day will give local businesses the opportunity to quickly and easily obtain a free business survival kit,” EPHC officials share.
“This survival kit is valued at over one hundred dollars and contains ten masks, twenty pairs of gloves (medium and large), three different sizes of hand sanitizer, an infrared low-touch thermometer, social-distancing floor decals, and a “re-tooling” sign.”
The business survival kit will also include a USB storing the EPHCC Work Safe industry guide in English and Spanish, a template for a contact tracing form, reopening signage templates, and a source list for all the items contained within the kit.
The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will set up a drive-through business survival kit station on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
This station will be located in the parking lot of our office at 2401 East Missouri Ave. We ask that businesses bring a copy of their utility bill or Texas Sales and Use tax permit to receive a kit.
El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO Cindy Ramos-Davidson says: “this drive-through action day is an efficient and contactless way for local businesses struggling in our community to receive an invaluable coronavirus relief-based resource.”
There are three eligibility requirements that businesses must meet in order to receive a free business survival kit.
First, a business must have been operating since January 1, 2020. Moreover, a business must employ less than twenty-five employees. The final eligibility requirement states that a business must show proof of adverse effects experienced from the coronavirus pandemic. Two documents will be required to validate this claim: the aforementioned copy of a utility bill or Texas Sales and Use tax permit or a profit and loss statement from the same month of the years 2019 and 2020.
Providing this documentation at the time of pick-up is essential to receive a business survival kit.
To schedule an appointment with El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, call their team at (915)-566-4066, or visit their website.