Aug 16, 2023
Heart on Main Street introduces Disaster Relief Jumpstart Program for retailers

Heart on Main Street is a non-profit organization supporting independent retailers that is now rolling out a Disaster Relief Jumpstart Program. This initiative, developed in partnership with a group of vendors, aims to provide essential support and resources to independent retailers in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Heart on Main Street logoThe Disaster Relief Jumpstart Program represents a collaboration between Heart on Main Street and vendors who share a deep commitment to the success and revival of independent retailers. Recognizing the importance of empowering these retailers to rebuild their businesses, vendors are generously providing coupon codes as a donation to Heart on Main Street.

“We are thrilled to launch the Disaster Relief Jumpstart Program, as it represents a crucial step towards independent retailers’ recovery and long-term success,” said Patrick Keiser, executive director of Heart on Main Street. “By joining forces with dedicated vendors, we can significantly impact rebuilding communities and supporting the entrepreneurs who are the backbone of our local economies.”

After a natural disaster, Heart on Main Street will identify affected retailers and work with participating vendors to provide the retailer with free and discounted products when they reopen. This helps jumpstart their business and decreases the financial burden that retailers experience to open their doors after a natural disaster.

Supporting vendors include Mud Pie, tag, Steiff, Creative Brands, Primitives by Kathy, Elsie & Zoey, Jane Marie, Fresh Scents, Bridgewater Candle Company, Greenleaf, Notes and Votivo.

For more information about the Disaster Relief Jumpstart Program, including how to get involved as a vendor, visit

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