La Arepa SE Fundraiser

$ 1,000Fundraiser Goal
$0Total Raised
$ 1,000Fundraiser Goal
$0Total Raised
Campaign Ended

La Arepa SE Fundraiser

$3,347 of $1,000 GROUP GOAL

Thank you to our supporters!

  • $200
    Alec Contag
    537 days ago
  • $200
    Lynne Chartier
    555 days ago
  • $150
    Cozbi Munoz
    555 days ago
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    Tseyin Foo
    555 days ago
  • $135
    Anonymous
    548 days ago
  • $100
    Terance J. Supahan
    551 days ago

    “Because of Nisha & Toby... Good Luck!”

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    Anonymous
    551 days ago
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    Arlene Chartier
    553 days ago

    “Hope this helps. Love u”

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    Debbie Bischoff
    553 days ago
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    Anonymous
    554 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago

    “Thinking you all and hoping this will help. (PS: the email link I got did not take me to this page you may want to check out.)”

  • $100
    Kevin Witkoe
    555 days ago

    “You're our favorite place in town!”

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    Mike Ferrari
    555 days ago
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    Jessen Fox
    555 days ago

    “Love you!”

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    GISELLE RINCON
    555 days ago
  • $50
    James Irvine
    552 days ago

    “My Colombian wife and I want to wish you much success and look forward to many visits to La Arepa in the future.”

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    Jessica Felix
    553 days ago
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    Maria Eugenia Perdomo
    554 days ago

    “Saldran adelante! Animo.”

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    Cindy Gritton
    554 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Rebecca S Fry
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    William Herbert
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Marcella Miller
    548 days ago
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    Jodi M Owen
    555 days ago
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    Laura Batt
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    539 days ago
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    Patrick Provant
    542 days ago

    “I need you folks to be there when this is all over!”

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    Anonymous
    548 days ago

    “Be well”

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    Angela AGUILERA
    551 days ago
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    Jim Miernyk
    554 days ago
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    Mariel J Alvarado
    555 days ago

    “Quisiera poder hacer mas! Los quiero mucho!”

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    Anne & Tom Gangwer
    555 days ago
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    Leslie Copper
    555 days ago
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    Beth Vaira
    555 days ago

    “💜💜💜”

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    Jon Jenkins
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    538 days ago
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    Anonymous
    542 days ago

    “Deseo todo lo mejor para Uds. y para nuestra querida Venezuela!”

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    Amanda Mayernik
    546 days ago
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    Anonymous
    548 days ago
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    Anonymous
    551 days ago
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    Melody L Short-Boice
    554 days ago

    “The first 7 years of my life my family went to Venezuela every year for about a month while my dad taught his module of class. Your food is by far the most like the food from my childhood. My family is jobless now too but I hope this little bit help.”

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    Aboubacar NDiaye
    554 days ago
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    Amber Jones
    555 days ago

    “❤️”

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    Marco a gamboa
    555 days ago

    “Estamos en Hood River! De corazón lamentamos lo que esta pasando! Dios siempre tiene un plan. buena suerte! Lina , Marco y Max”

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    Christopher Neal Correnti
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Tomas Valladares
    555 days ago
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    Jill long de Mercado
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago

    “I wish I could do more.”

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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Paola Grecu
    555 days ago
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    Bree Turner
    548 days ago
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    Anonymous
    548 days ago
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    Amber K Brandon
    551 days ago
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    Ashley Rambo
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    539 days ago
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    Anonymous
    548 days ago
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    Anonymous
    550 days ago
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    Ben Read
    554 days ago
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    Teri Marsman
    554 days ago
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    Anonymous
    554 days ago
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    Michael S Sanchez
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Megan Vorster
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago
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    Anonymous
    555 days ago

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About This Fundraiser

We are reaching out to our valued customers humbly asking for support during these very trying times. We are a small family business that started back in 2011 with a vision to make our authentic delicious food available to the city of Portland. We are very appreciative of the overwhelming response received since we opened. We started with only one food cart location in SE Portland and later opened a second cart in NE Portland. This year we were on track to open our first brick-and-mortar restaurant. We were very excited about enhancing our food offerings as well as creating new job opportunities for our community. Having been hit by the COVID-19 situation, we immediately had to put our vision of growing on hold and switched our energy to survival mode. As you probably know, the food and service industry has been severely impacted. Since mid-March we had to reduce our hours of operation as well as had to lay employees off. At the beginning of the crisis, we were hopeful for the many “relief” options being talked about in order to keep our business from going under. We applied for an Economic Injury Loan (EIDL) through the SBA, applied for a grant and loan through Prosper Portland as well as a Paycheck Protection Loan through our bank. Here we are almost at the end of April and we have not even heard back from the SBA about our EIDL loan application nor have we received a loan advance. We were informed by Prosper Portland that due to the high amount of applications, their funds for both grants and loans had all been allocated. To top this off, last Thursday April 16th we were informed by our bank that the Federal resources allocated for PPP funds had also run out. Even though we are still partially open for delivery and take-out orders only, our sales have decreased dramatically due to the pandemic and without funding we are at risk of having to permanently close very soon. As a last resort, we have created a fund-raising campaign asking our community for its support, in hopes of surviving this economic downturn due to the outbreak. In Spanish we have a saying that goes “Hoy por mi, manana por ti” which basically means “One hand washes the other…”. Today we are asking for your much-needed support and as a way of saying thanks, we’ll be picking two supporters and awarding a free meal for two. We are super grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community and we thank you in advance for any support that you can give us. Whether through this fund-raising campaign, purchasing gift-cards or placing orders for pick-up or delivery. Your contributions will be used for rent payments as well as utilities and costs of operations. We will all make it through this pandemic, together!

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