We reached $110 in less than 24 hours for Ali Forney Center (LGBTQ youth centered destroyed by Sandy) by selling $4 bookmark packages! See how a small contribution helps? Keep the orders coming! They make great gifts…
100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of my bookmarks will be donated to the Ali Forney Center. This is all I have to sell and contribute, the things I have made.
With so many communities and neighbors in need, the decision to pick one recipient was a tough one. When I read that Ali Forney was flooded and shut down, I immediately thought of all my LGBTQ students over the years who have lived in quiet fear or have been kicked out of their families home due to revealing their identity. This shelter had always been incredibly relevant for these reasons, and I am moved to help them reopen their doors as soon as possible.
This is a boat that somehow washed up onto the train tracks that run across the Manasquan river. Where it came from is anyones guess.
I live near Bay Head and Mantaloking. Two towns that have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. In Mantaloking, the ocean surged so high that it came through the town and met the bay. This caused houses to was away and actually created a natural inlet from the bay to the ocean. This also made it possible for the ocean to flow directly into the bay and create flooding to towns along the bay that has never been seen before.
I was very lucky and only spent the week without power. Thank you to all of my friends who sent their love an thoughts my way this week. This has been a week to remind me how small I really am in the scope of things.
Oh wow thank you Chris,both your personal experience and the photo are really heart clenching,it´s been awful what many people have been living and willl have to endure in the future because of this natural disaster. All my gratitude.