Restaurant and bar slowdowns during the Coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis have put many restaurant workers in a difficult place. The members of the Woodlands Area Foodies want to help.

We are taking donations to distribute to restaurant and bar workers who are in need during this difficult time. You do so much for us; now it’s our turn to do something for you.

We know the need is great. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to help everyone, but with the generous donations of WAF members, we’ll help as many as we can.

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WAFers: Can You Help?

The success of this program relies on the generosity of WAFers. Without your contributions, we cannot help those in need.

Those wishing to help can donate via Venmo. Send your donation to Venmo account @waf-helps.

Those who don’t use Venmo can send a donation via the WAF administrator, Albert Nurick, using Facebook Pay (part of Facebook Messenger).

Status Updates

Saturday 3/28

We have received $0 in additional donations.
We have received 270 requests for help.
We have disbursed $2680 to 49 applicants.
Fund balance is $25.

Friday 3/27

We have received $25 in additional donations.
We have received 262 requests for help.
We have disbursed $2680 to 49 applicants.
Fund balance is $25.

Thursday 3/26

We have received $50 in additional donations.
We have received 241 requests for help.
We have disbursed $2630 to 48 applicants.
Fund balance is $50 – $0 available.
($50 donation via PayPal – awaiting availability)

Wednesday 3/25

We have received $175 in additional donations.
We have received 223 requests for help
We have disbursed $2630 to 48 applicants
Fund balance is $0

Tuesday 3/24

We have received $0 in additional donations.
We have received 189 requests for help
We have disbursed $2450 to 44 applicants
Fund balance is $5

Monday 3/23

We have received $450 in additional donations.
We have received 166 requests for help.
We have disbursed $2450 to 44 applicants.
Fund balance is $5

Sunday 3/22

Day off. Distributions resume tomorrow.
Stay safe, everyone.

Saturday 3/21

We have received $580 in additional donations.
We have received 158 requests for help.
We have disbursed $2000 to 35 applicants.
Fund balance is $5

Friday 3/20

We have collected $525 in additional donations.
We have received 143 requests for help.
We have disbursed $1400 to 23 applicants.
Fund balance is $25.

Thursday 3/19

We have collected $170 in additional donations.
We have received 115 requests for help.
We have disbursed $900 to 13 applicants.
Fund balance is $0

Wednesday 3/18

We have collected $0 in additional donations.
We have received 89 requests for help.
We have disbursed $700 to 9 applicants.
Fund balance is $30.

Tuesday 3/17

We have collected $730 in donations.
We have received 64 requests for help.
We have disbursed $700 to 9 applicants.
Fund balance is $30.

Monday 3/16

Request form online.
Donation information online.

Bar / Restaurant Staff: In a tough spot?

Submit your help request to WAF Helps. We will review it, and try to provide help to as many people as we can. Please do not be embarrassed to apply; your information will be held in the strictest confidence.