CHICAGO (CBS)– A group of Oak Lawn students has raised more than $12,000 to help local businesses.
The Cross Countries organization has hosted many local and global fundraisers, and now they’re determined to help during the pandemic too.READ MORE: 5 Killed, 38 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
After COVID-19 caused economic hardships for local businesses, students were inspired to launch a virtual fundraiser to provide relief.READ MORE: Woman Left In Critical Condition Among 1 of 6 People Wounded In Lawndale Mass Shooting
Through social media posts and phone calls, students raised an impressive $6,000. The money will be used to assist employees of local businesses who have lost their paychecks.MORE NEWS: Chicago Fire Paramedic's Cap Grazed At Stroger Hospital; Man Killed In Shooting Nearby
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce then matched their donation. To donate, visit their GoFundMe site.