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Apr 14 2020
Heather Paglia ’25 and her brother Drew are on a mission to support small businesses, first responders, senior citizens, and more with just $5 at a time.
What started out as a local fundraiser quickly turned into a national campaign when the two saw how fast their community came together and joined their movement.
This brother-sister team is raising money to help ensure that the small businesses that our country is built on remain alive once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. They’ve already raised more than $18,600.
With the money they raise, Heather and Drew will be purchasing gift cards from small businesses and distributing them amongst healthcare workers, first responders, senior citizens, as well as patients who have just been released from the hospital.
During their interview on Fox and Friends with Ainsley Earnhardt on Wednesday morning, Drew and Heather expressed that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, they knew the small businesses in their area were going to suffer, so they wanted to help, while also paying tribute to the heroes on the front lines who are saving lives.
“I wanted to do my small part to help the economy and at the same time show appreciation and thank our heroes on the front lines,” Heather said. “Healthcare workers are working around the clock and don’t have time for a warm meal or to take care of things at home. They don’t get to see their families who are missing them. While we are all home together, they are not.”
With Heather and Drew’s national campaign gaining traction fast, they are challenging you to join them in making a difference with just $5.
For more information on Heather and Drew’s campaign or to donate, visit https://5help.org/.