To show our support for the devastating effects this recent pandemic has had on South Florida’s world-renowned hospitality industry, Connected By Water® has partnered with FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund to donate 50% of the profits from every sale made through our online retail store to go directly to the fund until we can flatten the curve.
FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
is helping to put money into the hands of cooks, servers, dishwashers and all the people at South Florida’s favorite restaurants and bars through a new partnership with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival®. This fund was launched with $1 million, a founding donation of $500,000 by the Chaplin School and additional financial support from associated industry partners. It will provide immediate financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
At Connected By Water® we are consistently committed to supporting those in the community that champion our more significant causes. As a society, it’s of great importance that we continually come together as a community to support those in need. Especially in a time like this. Our healthcare professionals and first responders are fighting the battle in the trenches, but our economy is taking a hit as well. Here in South Florida hospitality and tourism is our number one economic driver and many have suffered lost jobs as a result of this overwhelming event.
Although today it’s clear that we are physically better off apart, we’ve never experienced in our lifetimes how the ideals of our ‘Stronger Together’ initiatives can be more important than they are now. We ask you to please help us in supporting an industry that so many of our friends, family members and loved ones rely on for their livelihoods. The endurance and dedication of our spirits to help our fellow South Floridians in their time of need will be the strength we need to see this through.
We are truly all in this together and we know we will come out of this stronger. We thank you in advance for your continued support for our South Florida community. We can do this, but we all must do this. Stay home, stay safe, and never forget that we are all Connected By Water®.