COVID-19 April 13 Update

SODO Businesses and Our Community

While we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can.
In this email you will find information about Sounders FC Coronavirus Relief Fund and United Way’s COVID-19 Community Relief fund along with information about open businesses and more ways businesses are stepping up!

Thank you and please do not hesitate to reach out!


Sounders FC Relief Fund Grant Application Open

The Seattle Sounders FC Relief Fund (“Fund”) was established by RAVE Foundation to support individuals, small businesses and nonprofits located in CenturyLink Field and in the neighborhoods surrounding CenturyLink Field that have been adversely impacted by the postponement of the 2020 MLS season due to COVID-19. These neighborhoods include SODO, Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District.

The fund is intended to support a range of needs from groceries to rent assistance and monetary packages that will fund the following priorities:
– Direct support of resources to shift workers and service providers in and around CenturyLink Field, and in neighborhood businesses that support and serve fans on matchday.
– Direct resources to small business owners to pay their critical expenses during this crisis so that they can stay in business and keep their doors open.
– Direct resources to non-profits that serve and support individuals and small businesses in the South Downtown neighborhoods of SoDo, Pioneer Square and the Chinatown-International District.

Click Here for More Information and How to Apply

United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Fund – Rent Help Now Available

United Way is pleased to announce an expanded program of rental assistance beginning on Friday April 10, 2020. Thanks to generous donations to the Community Relief Fund and a variety of community partners, one month of rental assistance is being offered to people in King County struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus.
Listed below are the requirements to qualify and a link to the application. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

If you’re a King County resident who has been impacted financially by COVID-19 and are behind on your rent, you may qualify for assistance.

You may apply for this assistance if you:
· Live in King County, WA
· Are behind in rent
· Are economically impacted by COVID-19
· Have a current monthly household income that is below these amounts (50% of Area Median Income):
~ 1 Person: up to $3,483
~ 2 Persons: up to $3,983
~ 3 Persons: up to $4,479
~ 4 Persons: up to $4,975
~ 5 Persons: up to $5,375
~ 6 Persons: up to $5,775

Apply Here

SODO Businesses are Open!

During these difficult times, many SODO Businesses have adjusted how they do work. We wanted to share a few ways our businesses are adjusting while also helping support our community.
Check out our website for a comprehensive list of Open SODO Businesses!

On Safari Foods
You can now enjoy a selection of On Safari Foods most popular entrees at home. Order online and pick up at their cafe in SODO between 11am-2pm, Monday through Friday. Also, when you check out you can donate to the First Responder’s Fund.

Check it out HERE

Ben’s Cleaners
Ben’s Cleaner Sales has your COVID-19 Protection Products in stock including Sanitizer and Disinfectants.

Visit their website

SODO Urbanworks
The SODO Urbanworks team is excited to offer wine for pickup.

Check out their list of wineries HERE

TOM BIHN is now at capacity manufacturing simple, reusable, washable/dryable surgical-style face masks in our Seattle factory.

The masks they are making are simple cotton surgical masks that can be washed, dried, and reused. They can be worn by those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

Check it out here!

Temporary Mural Installed
Allison & Ross Fine Art Services installed a temporary mural on the front of their business that was also created by one of their artists, Dillon!

If you are planning to board up, please let us know so we can continue this work of beautifying our neighborhood during this time.