How you can help support service industry employees out of work
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There is a growing list of GoFundMe pages that have been set up to help those in the service industry out of work right now.
"You see it, see it, see it, and then it happens to you," said Eric Halverson.
Halverson lost his job at a pizza shop Tuesday.
"If it wasn’t for the freelance work, I do freelance video work, I don’t know what I’d be doing. I’d be in panic mode for sure," said Halverson.
"We, unlike other people, are a little more prepared but I feel bad for a lot of my friends who don’t do that and can’t do that, and really have to live paycheck to paycheck," said PJ Johnson, who bartends at Wolski's Tavern.
His wife, Babs, works at Engine Company No. 3.
"Me, I like to have an end date, like in two weeks, I’m going back to work, but there’s no hint of when that will happen so I think that’s what’s making people afraid," she said.
They are doing what they can to help friends and neighbors.
"It’s little things like, 'Can I get this for you? Can I go to the store?' I’d rather have one person going to the grocery store than all of us," said Johnson.
If you'd like to help those in the service industry, the following GoFundMe pages have been created:
2. Harp-Trinity-Vagabond Tip Jar
3. Stag Barbershop Employee Relief Fund
4. Cactus Club and Employee Relief Fund
5. The Bartolotta Restaurants Employee Support Fund
6. Rogues Gallery x Elwood's staff relief TIP JAR
7. The Vanguard Staff Relief Fund
8. Hospitality Democracy Employee Relief Fund
9. Nail Bar Milwaukee Employee Relief Fund
10. Duke’s and Scooters employee TIP JAR
11. Strange Town Business/Employee Relief Fund
12. High Dive Employee Relief Fund
13. Ca'Lucchenzo Employee Fund
14. Hooligans Bar Milwaukee Employees Fund
15. Paulina Esthetics Boutique
16. Stonetender Tip Relief Fund
17. County Clare Employee Relief Fund
19. Tonic Bartender Relief Fund
20. Finks Employee Relief Fund