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Howard County business raises tens of thousands of dollars to help assist the community

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:59:20-04

A Howard County business has raised tens of thousands of dollars in their efforts to help keep local restaurants open and front line workers fed.

On their first day of fundraising efforts, Remedy Columbia, a local medicinal cannabis dispensary through an initiative they are calling "Remedy Feeds" raised $3375. After asking some partners and vendors to match them, they were able to raise $7200 by the close of business.

On Friday night, local artist, MC Bravado will host in person Rooftop (Social Distancing) Party "Remedy's Rooftop Rona Riot" at 9 p.m. full of rap and hip hop to raise additional awareness and funds to support "Remedy Feeds."

The party will be streamed virtually on Instagram! You can click here to watch.

On Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m., Remedy Columbia owner Mitch Trellis and neighborhood volunteers will be providing breakfast for every staff member of Howard County General Hospital.

Trellis and volunteers will transition for a second round providing lunch and ending the evening providing dinner to each of the front line workers as well.

"It's just the right thing to do. We are all Essential Workers to our families. The restaurants that we chose to support are independent, mostly family owned restaurants, that without business they are no longer able to feed their own families. We couldn't sit back and watch that happen. Me and my crew asked ourselves - how can we help? and jumped into action - there was nothing to think about, we had to help, so we are." states Mitch Trellis, Owner or Remedy Columbia who spearheaded the "Remedy Feeds" efforts. "We have a goal to raise $100,000 and I am confident that we will meet it." continues, Trellis.