Revolutionary Clinics, a leading provider of medical marijuana in Massachusetts, is donating 2 percent of all sales through April 20 to the Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. The dispensary recently celebrated the grand opening of its Central Square location on Feb. 24.
The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund, which is still accepting donations both online and in the mail, was activated jointly by Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis A. DePasquale on March 19. The fund is intended to provide emergency assistance directly to families and individuals “who are experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by the current COVID-19 crisis,” according to the City of Cambridge’s website.
“The COVID-19 virus has had, and will continue to have, devastating impacts on all our residents, and particularly those who are most vulnerable in our community,” said Mayor Siddiqui and City Manager DePasquale in a joint statement, which is currently available on the City of Cambridge’s website. “The Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund will solicit and collect contributions to extend support to residents. We need our entire community, in collaboration with state and federal agencies, to be involved in mitigating and slowing this pandemic. Please consider donating to help your neighbors during this difficult time.”
In addition to its Central Square location, Revolutionary Clinics also has dispensaries 10 Fawcett St. in Cambridge and at 67 Broadway in Somerville. All are currently operating under reduced hours, limiting the amount of customers allowed inside, and have converted to a delivery and order-ahead/pickup-only model for the time being.
“In these uncertain times, we feel especially obliged to support our neighbors who have been hit hardest by COVID-19 and allocating a portion of all sales to relief efforts can make a direct impact in our community,” said Keith Cooper, CEO of Revolutionary Clinics, in a press release. “This is a moment where we can come together to really make a difference to flatten the curve in the effort to fight the spread of COVID-19.”
The City of Cambridge is also partnering with the nonprofit organization the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) to launch two more emergency relief funds: the Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency Fund and the Cambridge Artist Relief Fund.
The former will also provide direct financial assistance to individuals and families, while the latter will specifically support artists, musicians, and local arts and cultural organizations. These funds are not exclusively for Cambridge residents, according to the CCF website. Those who live elsewhere, “but whose livelihood is tied to our city” are also eligible.
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