SRC is in the midst of raising funds beyond our usual annual pledge for a special donation to ShelterBox to aid victims of domestic hurricane damage.
While we no doubt shortly will be called upon to help Floridians and Caribbean dwellers once we see what damage Hurricane Irma causes when it hits the mainland this weekend, right now we’re working to support ShelterBox’s “Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.”
That special initiative will funnel 100% of special donations directly to the areas of Texas and Louisiana that remain inundated and just beginning then years-long process of rebuilding. SRC members already have donated $3,600, and we’ll be asking for additional individual pledges of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 — or whatever you can afford — by next Thursday’s dinner meeting. Bill Dowd, our club’s ShelterBox liaison officer, is coordinating that push, so please see him if you have questions about how to make out your checks.
Meanwhile, SRC member Phil Kellerman has offered to use his ebay business to help raise funds for emergency aid to ShelterBox. Here he explains that effort:
“For over 10 years, I have been a serious seller of mostly political and historical memorabilia on ebay. As a result , I have raised funds for charities including the Oley Foundation at Albany Med via proceeds from the sales of donated material.
“I would like do the same for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund our club is working to support.
“What am I looking for? Almost anything that sells on ebay but in particular, historical and political memorabilia, antiques, rarer dolls, comics, jewelry, watches, unique records, older toys, movie posters, sports cards.
“For more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352-262-5421.”