Southern Illinois Strong Announced First Round of Grants

May 12, 2020

Credit Southern Illinois Strong

A Southern Illinois fundraiser to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic announced its first round of grant recipients.

Southern Illinois Strong said it will be awarding 18 local small businesses with a $1,500 grant starting this week. 

The following businesses were chosen by a random lottery to receive the funds:

Kite Hill Vineyards, Carbondale

The Apple Tree Gift Shop, Murphysboro

The Waffle Company, Mt. Vernon

Wildlife Materials, Murphysboro

Hakuna Matata Kid Care, Inc., Steeleville

Kruz Kennel Service Inc., Waterloo

Main Street T's, DuQuoin

Mann's Sporting Goods, Pinckneyville

Drakes Jewelry LLC, Benton

Extreme Exigency LLC, Benton

Midwest Music Supply, Marion

Tino's on the Tee, Whittington

Cristaudo's LLC, Carbondale

Curl E Q Salon, Harrisburg

Ned's Shed LLC, Vienna

Silver Collections, Metropolis

Sixth & Vintage Boutique & Market, Metropolis

Southern Illinois Inflatables LLC, Harrisburg