Cheyenne church starts community fund to help local business

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:33 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 6:36 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - In May, Wyoming News Now checked in with a Cheyenne business that is facing challenges repaying COVID relief funds to the Wyoming Business Council.

Nipa Hut is a veteran owned, Filipino restaurant that has been a part of the Cheyenne community for years. It’s been at its Central Avenue location since December 2019.

After hearing that the restaurant was in trouble, Our Savior Lutheran Church answered the call. A fund has been set up for Nipa Hut, where anyone in the community can donate. For Nipa Hut’s owner, Gervacio “Jhun” Vinluan, he said in a challenging time like this, it means a lot to have the community’s support.

“Its very comforting that our brothers and sisters are reaching out to help us out.”

The deadline for the repayment plan to the Wyoming Business Council is on June 30, 2021. Vinluan hopes he can keep working with WBC towards a solution. He is also looking forward to the summer weather bringing in more business.

Community members wanting to donate can write a check addressed to the “Our Savior Benevolence Fund” and drop it off at Our Savior Lutheran Church, which is located at 5101 Dell Range Blvd and its phone number is (307)-632-2580. You can also drop off donations at Trinity Lutheran Church, which is located at 1111 E. 22nd St. and its phone number is (307)-635-2802.

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