Online campaign pushes shoppers to support small minority-owned businesses during COVID-19

Posted at 6:59 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:59:29-04

MILWAUKEE — A local, online campaign is looking to help small, black-owned businesses during the pandemic.

#SupportBLKBusinessDuringCOVID kicked off Friday and goes through May. It was put together by The IMPACT Movement, a ministry-based nonprofit that works to aid communities of color.

"We've been trying to figure out what we can do to be a part of serving our community during this time," said Kesha Wilkinson of IMPACT Wisconsin.

Ultimately, they came up with the hashtag— #SupportBLKBusinessDuringCOVID.

People can join in on the campaign using the hashtag and detailing which businesses they went to while sharing with three friends.

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