RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond's nonprofit arts center, museum, gallery space and music venue 'Gallery 5' fund-raised more than $6,000 over the course of three days to support their employees in the wake of a mandatory COVID-19 closure.
Over the weekend, Richmond locals generously raised over $6,000 to help the theater stay afloat as the COVID crisis continues.
The nonprofit planned on celebrating its 15-year anniversary in April.
"We were going to spend the whole month celebrating fifteen years of engaging communities through the arts, but now we are asking our community to instead help celebrate and support our staff instead," the group's GoFundMe states.
All funds raised by the GoFundMe will assist Gallery5 in paying and retaining their vital staff, paying rent, and ensuring the safety of the theater by keeping power and security cameras functioning for the duration of the shut down.
"We look forward to opening back up one day and we know that with your support we’ll be able to make life a little bit easier on the individuals that have made so many fun nights possible at Gallery5."