Haverhill’s ‘Diana Organizes’ Receives Grant to Help Adapt Business to Pandemic Conditions

Diana Potosi of Diana Organizes. (Courtesy photograph.)

A Haverhill small business is one of 20 across the state that was awarded $1,000 grants this week to purchase personal protective equipment, technology allowing their employees to work safely remotely and other health and wellness-related supports to help with their reopening.

Diana Organizes, described as a Latina-owned business helping people and companies to improve their organizational systems and processes, was awarded the grant by Lawyers for Civil Rights and Tufts Health Plan. Owner Diana M. Potosi told WHAV COVID-19 changed her part-time business dramatically, moving her beyond helping people stay organized.

“Now, I am disinfecting homes and offices,” she says.

Potosi, who just opened the firm last fall, will use the grant to purchase masks, disinfectant and hand sanitizer.

“We are thrilled to be able to support these inspiring small businesses with much needed funds to purchase PPE for their reopening,” said Priya Lane, director of Lawyers for Civil Rights.

Of the 20 small businesses receiving grants, 65 percent are female owned, 45 percent are Black-owned, 40 percent are Latinx-owned, 15 percent are Asian-owned and five percent are LGBTQ-owned. Funding for the initiative came from Tufts Health Plan.

“These small businesses are the economic engines fueling the growth of our Commonwealth,” said Rebecca Rosen, director, business diversity at Tufts Health Plan. “Minority and women-owned businesses have been amongst the hardest hit by the pandemic. We are happy to be able to help, at least in some small way, and contribute to their recovery.”

The best way to reach Diana Organizes is to call 978-398-4488.

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