Gannett is launching a new website, supportlocal.usatoday.com, that will allow users to select local businesses in their community to support by buying gift cards for use at a later time.
Visitors and business owners can also add local businesses to the site, reports USA Today.
“We feel that local businesses are such a core part of the fabric of the country and the communities we all live in,” said Kevin Gentzel, Gannett’s chief revenue officer. “They really are a reflection of the heartbeat of America.”
The pandemic has put everything to a standstill with more than 33,000 cases being reported in the U.S. and more than 400 people having lost their lives.
Additionally, lawmakers are also working on emergency packages to help small businesses cover expenses as they remain shut down.