LAMONTE
Orlando, FL

“Thank you so much for the emergency relief. As someone who received a COVID-19 diagnosis, I feel especially grateful to have survived the illness through two emergency room visits and 12 days fighting the disease [March 8, 2020 to March 20, 2020]. Just as I was recovering, the co-working space that I rent closed down to adhere to social distancing guidelines for non-essential businesses in the state of Florida. As a professional photographer, I had an excellent start to the first quarter, but this interruption has brought my business to a complete stop. So, when I received the call about the grant funds, I felt a measure of relief. I will use this much-needed money to pay some of my monthly expenses. The relief funds will keep me afloat for another month. I am grateful for your support and generosity.”