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Miami Pandemic Response Fund
As we navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) are proud to support the hundreds of thousands of airline, cruise line and travel & tourism employees that are the lifeblood of Miami’s hospitality industry and our economy. Already, Florida hotels and support businesses have cut 400,000 jobs and many more are expected.

We know our partners and co-workers are struggling now and in partnership with United Way of Miami-Dade, Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and others, have launched the Miami Pandemic Response Fund to address the short-term impact on vulnerable families and small businesses throughout our community.

The Miami Pandemic Response Fund will support struggling families with emergency needs including rent/mortgage assistance, food, medication and utilities, as well as direct micro-grants to small businesses.

How Can I Get Help?
Apply for assistance from the Miami Pandemic Response Fund or visit United Way Covid-19 Resource Center.

Local Resources
For additional information on Local Community Resources, including Business Recovery Assistance, Bridge Loans and Reemployment Guidance, we encourage you to visit This information is available to all industry partners, regardless of GMCVB membership.

How Can I help?
We urge you to join us as we help our community respond to unprecedented challenges. To donate, please complete the form below.

Support Miami Eats: Order Out. Help Out.
We’ve created Miami Eats to support area restaurants and keep frontline employees working. Visit us at for nearly 400 restaurants throughout Greater Miami providing takeout, delivery and special savings. If you’re a restaurant and would like to participate, please click here. (This program is free for all restaurants in Miami-Dade County regardless of location or price point.)

Spread the Word
From hurricanes to viruses, our industry has weathered many challenges and we know strong partnerships and close collaboration will be key in our recovery. Encourage colleagues and businesses to donate and support each other -- together we’ll build a #StrongerMiami.
Follow @GreaterMiamiCVB and @UnitedWayMiami on social media and feel empowered to spread the word by sharing our posts with friends, families and colleagues.

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