Officer Pat Cronin, Orleans Police Department, presents the donation to Lisa Simundson, Office Manager, Orleans Chamber of Commerce

Funds received from the Orleans Police Relief Association

ORLEANS, MA. – The Orleans Chamber of Commerce will administer grants to local small businesses as a result of the creation of the Hardship Fund with money donated by the Orleans Police Relief Association.

The donation was made to back local Orleans businesses who have historically supported the Orleans Police Relief Association’s fundraisers and events.

The Small Business Hardship Fund will award Operating Support Grants on a first come, first served basis.  Grants will be awarded up to $200 per business. To be eligible the business must be located within the town of Orleans, MA.  When the fund is depleted, grants will cease and we will announce the end of the initiative.

Those interested in donating to the Hardship Grant Program can mail a check to Orleans of Commerce at P.O. Box 153, Orleans, MA 02653.  Please write Hardship Grant in the memo line.  A small portion of the Hardship Fund will be used by the Chamber for administering grants.  Applications can be found at

The Orleans Chamber of Commerce builds, promotes and supports the Orleans business community. The Orleans Chamber of Commerce advocates for approximately 300 members led by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber also spearheads tourism marketing efforts for its members as well as for the Town of Orleans. For more information please call (508) 255-7203 or visit

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