b'Support YourSmall-Business CommunityCovid-19 has had a devastating impact on local businesses.States that implemented the mandate of closure of non-essential business, bars and restaurants along with social distancing has forced a lot of small busniess to lose their source of revenue.Local businesses have already lost massive amounts of savings and with no cash flow many will beforced to go out of business as payroll and bills such as rent, utilities, inventory loans keep coming due.Social distancing is the right thing to do as business start to open up and your support oflocal small businesses and the people who work at these jobs is needed and appreciated.Small business are loyal supporters of our Service Members, and to lose any of these would be agreat loss to our community. Below is a way to help now and in the future as conditions change.HOrder Takeout or DeliveryRestaurants may have had to shut their doors, but many of them still offer takeout or delivery.This keep the business going and provides income for delivery drivers.HBuy Gift CardsInject some cash into a small business right now when you buy a gift card. When you buy local giftcards you can give your local shops or favorite restaurant help and a gift card to use later, when lifereturns to normal.HShop Local Businesses OnlineLocal businesses may have online stores along with the local store locations. Please consider givingthem your online business. When you buy from someone in your community, youre helping to keeppeople in their jobs. HUse Credit or Debit CardsWhen shopping, use a credit or debit card instead of cash such as paper money and coins.Limiting the amount of cash you use can help limit the spread of those germs.HStay Home if Youre SickDont put others at risk if youre sick. Many of the small businesses offer delivery service if theressomething you need. Small businesses employees do not need to be exposed to sick a customer whenstaying home keeps everyone safe.HBe PatientBusinesses are working at reduced capacity and most likely youll experience longer waits or encounter out-of-stock items. Extend a little grace and patience, remembering that theyre working hard to stayopen and serve their community.HSay Thank YouSay thanks to the employees and buy what you need and do not hoard. Employees are working hard stocking shelves. Employees are working overtime keeping store clean and full of the food and supplies.2 Military Appreciation Resource Magazine Aberdeen Proving Ground'