November 1, 2012 by rkelly976
As most of you know, the east coast of the United States took a beating earlier this week. So many folks lost their power for days and some continue to go without, as their food spoils and many sources of drinking water remain compromised. While I am concerned and praying for every person that has been effected, there is one community that is dear to my heart and I hope you will consider supporting. Breezy Point is one of those towns that folks can leave their doors unlocked and the kids can run around without concern for safety. It has always been that way…as my mother recalls it when she was a little girl, as I remember it as a little boy, and as I watch my 4 year-old nephew. Not only do I have great memories, friends, and family in this beautiful community, but these folks were hit particularly hard. Not only did chunks of their homes get ripped up by the 90mph winds and not only did many lose homes to ocean swells ripping through the community, but at least 100 homes burned to the ground.
As many politicize the actions of our two Presidential candidates and folks start debating whether or not the NYC Marathon should go on, these folks still did not have any assistance from FEMA or the Red Cross at approximately 10am this morning. Seeing the destruction and knowing the families has put an urgency in my heart to help. My family and I are making plans to drive up to NY, but I am also asking for your help. Would you please consider donating even $1 to the campaign I have started on Crowdrise? Everything counts and I know the organizations will get there, but we know the local needs and want to help. Aside from the fees charged by Crowdrise (which are extremely market competitive) every dollar will go to a resident of Breezy Point. I have directed that all funds go to the non-profit organization…POINT BREEZE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT INC (EIN: 11-2452399).
Please consider giving AND sharing this cause with your friends and family as well. Even if you can’t give, pray and share this.
Thank you so much!
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