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New Charity Aims To Help Comic Retailers With Issues

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, August 30 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

New Charity Aims To Help Comic Retailers With Issues

The new charity is accurately called Helping Comic Retailers With Issues.

Source: Facebook

Retailers Dennis Barger, Christina Blanch, and Jen King have banded together to create a charity for comic book shops in need. Helping Comic Retailers with Issues will financially help comic shops who apply for assistance.

See the PR info below.

The Comic Shop is the backbone of the comic book industry, but unfortunately many shops are struggling to stay in business in this current climate. The retailers that run these stores are passionate about comics but many lack the resources necessary in the lean times. Helping Comic Retailers with Issues ("HCR Issues") is a new charity formed by several comic retailers who have banded together to help brick and mortar comic book stores in their time of need. Executive Director Dennis Barger, Jr., Treasurer Jen King, and Secretary Christina Blanch are proud to announce the formation of this charity, an LLC company pending 501(c)(3) approval.

HCR Issues is set up to immediately take donations, either monetary or items to auction, to raise money for the charity. When retailers are in need, they can request a confidential form from Diamond that will not be shared outside of HCR Issues. Asking for help can be difficult and the retailers that formed HCR Issues understand this, which will make everyone involved more comfortable.

HCR Issues was formed due to seeing what is happening in this volatile industry and natural disasters like the one facing the gulf coast of Texas right now. The founding members have witnessed multiple stores, large and small, go out of business over the last year. Comic Shops are vital to growth of this industry and are important in the communities where they exist. As Dennis Barger, Jr. points out, "the elimination of 1000 comic shops in the industry is also the elimination of about 3000 employees and this industry's biggest fans."

These are tough times for brick and mortar comic retailers. Help keep these vital parts of the comic book industry by supporting small business and by donating to HCR Issues. Donations can be sent to the address above. Please contact a founding member for more information.


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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