Mamaliscious and myself are closer to this situation than you realize. These are our friends, their families and their immediate community. Imagine...
They are only asking for a Thanksgiving Dinner for their little Hurricane Sandy stricken community. Not much to ask is it? We've got a Real Army of Moms. Let's do this!
Long Beach Devastated By Sandy, Surf Community Comes Together For Thanksgiving Survival
The coastal communities, in the Northeast were devastated by Hurricane Sandy and Long Beach NY was one of the worst hit. While FEMA and state efforts continue, surfers take matters into their own hands.
As many of you are aware Long Beach, NY, was devastated. Many people have lost everything they own and are still without power, heat and hot water. There is, however, one thing that Hurricane Sandy didn't count on when she set out to destroy this little seaside town. Community! Long beach is a surf community like no other, and when times are bad it “comes together”.
Swingbellys BBQ, Skudin Surf, Surfforall.org and the LBSA put forth this emergency relief effort in order to restore happyThanksgiving Dinners for at least one hundred families in Long Beach NY.
LBSA Board Member Billy Kupferman says, “Long Beach was hit hard. The city is devastated... but we are strong. I have never seen people come together like this in my life. There is such a sense of community. Sean is a hero. Straight up. His restaurant was destroyed but his main concern is the people of this town and making sure they don't miss Thanksgiving. The LBSA is 100% behind his effort and proud to be on board. Having help from people like Mike and Peter is incredible. They are going above and beyond for the people here. I feel so blessed to have all these people in my life”.
“Immediately prior to Sandy, I was working closely with Cliff Skudin and Billy Kupferman in order to integrate the Swipe4theKids merchant platform into the Long Beach community to help school programs. However, once Sandy hit, the plan was placed on hold and all involved went into emergency assistance mode. With Thanksgiving approaching, I quickly refocused my efforts in order to help their cause”, stated Mike Boccio, Swipe4TheKids special advisor.
“Skudin Surf and Surf for All are honored to be able to service our community in anyway that is needed during the next several months of rebuilding through clothing drives, providing warm food and shelter, raising funds to restore community property, and working together to lift the spirits of those devastated by this disaster”. Cliff Skudin and Will Skudin of Skudin Surf added.
Jim Mulvaney of Surf for All encourages, “Whether it’s the kind of money that jingles, or the kind of money that folds, it is more appreciated than they could ever express in words”. We thank you in advance for your support.
To donate: http://tinyurl.com/az6gyus