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This doesn’t feel like reality but it is. As I write this I have so many mixed emotions about my pride, about if I’m a failure and what failing means, how others will judge me, if I’ll be able to run 50mi or not just to name a few.
It’s with a heavy heart that I ask for help. If you know me at all you know asking for help is not my forte. I’m usually the one helping. So here goes ...
El Cuervo Abq is not only our business, but it is our home. Brad Patton (my partner) and Alexis Maestas (our beautiful daughter) and I live on site and operate El CUervo Abq. We are a local, queer owned, historically registered landmark, small business in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We pride ourselves in our ability to foster an environment in which people can shine as their authentic selves. In New Mexico, celebrating cultures and diversity is the core of our identity, we are forever grateful to have guests who visit us for that very reason.
Now we are in dire need of your help!!
This year has been brutal for the ALL small businesses, & particularly brutal to the tourism industry in Albuquerque. El Cuervo Abq began seeing the massive finical impact of Covid-19 in our industry in early January 2020. A significant percent of our revenue was traditionally generated from the Abq Convention Center (we are only a 7min walk away from the convention center) and travelers from Europe and Asia. Reservation cancellations from overseas began in early January 2020. When the Shelter-In-Place order was implemented in March 2020, El Cuervo Abq lost roughly $25,000 in returned deposits in the first week of that shut down, and it also resulted in over $180,000 in lost revenue for 2020.
El Cuervo Abq guesthouse is owned and operated by proud members and supporters of the LGBTQIA + community, Small business community, and the Non-Profit Community here in Albuquerque & are hoping to reach out for support from you now. We know and have seen this community become stronger together!!
ALL funds received will be going towards keeping us afloat through the winter season. Our operating costs during the slow season (December-March) at minimum is about $5,000. Our goal of $20,000 will help get El Cuervo make it through these months. Making it through our slow season will let us take advantage of the beginning of our busy season in Spring 2021. Like many other small businesses we are planning for a economic boom in our industry next year. Surviving these next 4 months with give us a chance to take advantage of the projected tourism boom and recoup from the devastation we’ve encountered due to Covid-19.
I am pledging to run at least 50mi in 28 days to raise $20,000 for our business and our home to survive the slow season. My run will begin December 14th, 2020 through Jan 11th, 2021. I greatly appreciate all of your love and ongoing support during these tough time.
Thank you for ANY and ALL of your support. Take care and please stay healthy!!