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8 Years running
As many of you know, 3 of us took a vehicle fully loaded wth $1500 of emergency supplies purchased at Costco directly to the Rockaways on Friday. We delivered needed goods to the Sandy victims there via some modest distribution points and directly to some individuals in need. We were met with gratitude and the obviously overwhelming need for more support. A lot of people went out to help today as well, and lots of initiatives are forming to send more support. There are lots of donation drops here in Brooklyn, but most are locally organized, and the lack of gas is becoming an issue. After we returned from our first trip,we realized our streamlined and direct approach the situation was VERY effective in getting help to those who needed it. Our 2-3 man operation allowed us to get in and out quickly, and our small SUV held a lot of supplies and got great mileage. Our flexibility and mobility allowed us to reach as many people as possible, and also provided a good communication resource- as te region still lacks cellphone, internet, and landline connectivity. Our personal cars ran out of gas eventually, but we were able to rent a large van with 3/4 tank of gas tonight. We are eager to fill it up with supplies and get back out there. We don't have any more of our own funds to donate, but we do have this excellent van and our time to donate. We are reaching out to you to help fund our efforts. We realized that we can replicate our first mission about 6-10 times over the next 2 days, and can effectively distribute at least $10,000 in much needed food and supplies. We ask you to help us meet our goal of purchasing and delivering $10,000 in needed food and supplies directly to those who need it in the Rockaways. We feel we can provide an excellent link between your money and the people who need it. (That said, there are many good charities out there, so please consider those as well) So if you'd like to help, but are without time, vehicle, ability, gas, or proximity, please consider to donating directly to some on-the-ground support! We've set up a simple paypal link and FundRazr site for donations, and we'll let everyone know when we've reached our $10k goal. In additon we'll be posting pics of our receipts, so everyone can see where their donations go. We'll of course be updating with pictures and news over the next 3 days. Thank you for your support, EVERYONE out here appreciates it!


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