Helping Those Across the Gowanus
Friends. Sandy was a doozy. (She was also a floozy I dated back on a trip through Reno, but that’s another story. It also involved strong surges.) We here at Dale HQ are safe and sound after the big storm. Did a walk by the Gowanee this morning and happy to report that other than some stray lumber and a couple of handsome couch cushions, nothing too disgusting washed up on our doorstep. We did see quite a few folks snapping pics of debris to later post to their instagram accounts, so that’s something to look forward to. Also the air smells sweetly of kerosene, a nice break from the usual fall smells of burning leaves and apple cider.
The ladies at Film Biz assure me that all is ok with their establishment, which is welcome news. Also the pie shop is open, so our neighborhood is looking relatively ok. Though the park where Baby Pepsee plays has at least two enormous trees down, so we’re sticking inside for the time being. We’ll trick or treat at the bathroom door and pretend it’s fun.
On the Kickstarter front, you all have been so generous – both Julie Miller and the Dale team want to thank you immensely for your support. We surpassed our goal and will start shooting in a few weeks. More on that soon.
But now, there were folks across the Gowanus in Manhattan that did not fare as well as we did. There’s water in the subways, flooding in the tunnels, and no power to most of the city below 38th street. Dale is sending some bottles of whiskey and battery powered radios to the Red Cross, and if you’d like to help here’s two ways you can lend some aid to those in need.
The Red Cross. You can make a donation by visiting www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation, or via snail mail to your local Red Cross chapter or the American Red Cross at P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
AmeriCares will deliver medicine, first aid kits, cleaning products, flashlights, and more to east coast areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. Simply visit their website: www.americares.org.
We certainly our keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers at this time and seriously wish for a speedy return to normal for those affected most by this storm.