Binc can help in many ways during a natural disaster, from quick emergency funds for gas and food, to helping a family stay ahead of the mortgage in spite of missed paychecks and all the extra expenses a disaster can cause.
A bookseller owns a thriving bookstore housed in a turn-of-the-century building in a charming town on the Atlantic coast. Hurricane Florence, which brought more than 24 inches of water and multiple days of high winds, put the store’s future in jeopardy. Find out how Binc helped.
Bad Things Happening to Good People could be the title of one bookseller’s story. To receive assistance from Binc, a book or comic book store employee must experience an unforeseen financial hardship, referred to as a “qualifying event.” When this bookseller contacted Binc, she had experienced eight separate qualifying events in the previous 15-month period.
In some cases, a single Binc grant won’t bring the bookseller back to where they were before the emergency. That’s when we suggest they also apply for a matching grant.
In many cases of natural disasters like flooding, earthquake, and fire, Binc’s help is part of the solution for the business. Insurance, community fundraising, and a Binc grant all working together mean this bookstore is once again open for business. It’s wonderful to join communities of book lovers helping bookstores recover from challenging circumstances.