Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
We were trounced by Hurricane Sandy but we were one of the lucky ones. After a week with no power and losing a tree, a large branch and most of our fence to Hurricane Sandy’s powerful winds, our family’s life pretty much got back to normal. Today the town I live in just sent out a road crew that came by and scooped up the huge pile of leaves, branches and wood from the trunks, that we had piled in front of our house! So aside from the broken fence, the signs of destruction are now gone from our house.
However many, many people are still suffering in NY, NJ and CT more than two weeks after the storm. Many still don’t have power and are wondering if they’ve been forgotten as they try to stay warm in their dark, cold homes waiting for the help to arrive to restore their lights, heat and in some cases water. Some have had to empty their houses because the salt water destroyed all of their furniture. Some businesses have lost all of their inventory. And sadly there are those who literally have lost everything including the roof over their heads as Hurricane Sandy’s wind, water and in some cases fire swept through and destroyed their homes completely. These people need our help and they need it now!
Ways for you to give help to Hurricane Sandy victims:
There are many ways for you to help by giving blood, making donations, providing cleaning equipment, giving your time, physical labor, or simply by spreading the word so people don’t feel forgotten and until each family is back on their feet. Here are a few links to help you find organizations that are there to help.
http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/01/14861838-hurricane-sandy-how-you-can-help?lite - provides a whole list of organizations
http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/ - They are bringing food, warm blankets and more right to the people who are needing it most in NY and NJ.
http://hfny.org/hurricane/ - help for NY lists dates/times for clean up crews needed in specific areas.
EytanArt wants to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy
Those affected by the storm need everyone’s help to get their lives going again. We highly recommend that you give your money, time, donations or blood to one or more of the organizations above as I have personally done and will continue to do. The repairs are going to take a lot of time, physical labor and money and EytanArt wants to do our part to help. We are committed to giving 100% of the profit from all purchases over the next two months, that have Eytan’s World design with the saying Giving changes everything on it. We’ll be sure our donations go to the communities with the most needs.
For those who don’t know, Eytan is a young man with autism whose art is combined with messages about respecting differences and about making a difference. Eytan and I (his mom) created EytanArt as a way to make a difference in the lives of people who are struggling whether it be from coping with a disability, dealing with bullying or in this case surviving a storm!
So please give to the other organizations first but if you are also thinking about getting some holiday gifts, consider shopping in our EytanArt online storefront and know that this is another way you can help make a difference for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Again, we will donate 100% of our profits from all items with the Giving changes everything design on it, to the organizations that are supporting the neediest communities.
Please share this with others. Together we can all make a difference!
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