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Yelp donating $100K for Austin business winter preparations

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Yelp, the consumer review based website, is launching a holiday winterization fund to help small businesses in the area cover the costs of preparing for the winter season. Yelp users can nominate their favorite local businesses to receive money for extreme weather preparations.

“We set up a winterization fund. It’s a $100,000 fund. We are helping businesses in the Austin and San Antonio areas get ready for the possible extreme weather that we can experience in winter as we all discovered last February. It can wreck havoc. We wanted to help with preparations,” Katie Burbank, the Yelp community director, explained.

“Anyone in Texas can nominate their favorite local business in the Austin and San Antonio and surrounding areas now through December 17,” she added, “to potentially win $10,000 dollars to help with things like weather stripping and sealing, installing pipes, having generators on…

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