Just getting in from Lindenhurst, NY now. We traveled up there after Gino P. (CEO OF VALKEN SPORTS) hit me up on a facebook comment this morning, telling me that the Lindenhurst Pantry's were running dangerously low on water supplies this morning. This was actually Roger Kienle who put the post out on a status update and Gino had then relayed it to me, since he saw us traveling with the water. (Roger is an old friend of the Misfit Toys and use to play with the Naughty Leps)
At this time we were currently on route to the Union Beach area. After discussing it with Gino on the phone, Valken Sports made a very generous donation while we were traveling and that got us the needed funds to make the extra 70 miles into NY and all the toll charges. Without Valken and Ginos help, we wouldn't have been able to make it.
When we got there, the bay town was in shambles on the bay side. Lots of homes ripped apart and people guarding certain spots of the neighborhood from looters, refusing to leave their homes at the demand of the National Guard.
We were directed to Fireman's Park in Lindenhurst, where we were met with smiles, open jaws and a lot of "WOW!" 's. People couldn't believe we brought up an entire pallet of water.
We unloaded it there and then we went into the bay side of town to unload our ration of 150+ PB N J Sandwiches. People were asking us about why we came and what we brought. When we informed them we brought the sandwiches AND the pallet of water, we were met with numerous hugs, tears and thank yous. This was indeed humbling.
A big thank you to all of you who donated and to Jonathan Brown for driving and providing the truck and Jessica Szekely for helping to load and unload the water today.
I wanted to take the time to thank those who previously donated to help us help those affected by Sandy.
William Galarza (TechPB)
Patrick Dunnigan (Valken Sports & Planet Eclipse)
The Leipert Family
Jared Ciquero (Activated Verizon Response Tech)
New Era Enterprises (Wes Chandler)
Now its time for a whole new ball game. We are reopening the donation link. Within the first few minutes of talking about it, we have had a donor donate enough money to cover ANOTHER PALLET OF WATER!
We are going to be setting up a hot food station this time around and we are looking to purchase another pallet of canned goods AND survival goods such as blankets, hand warmers and things of that nature.
As we stated before, it doesn't matter if you only have one dollar to give, but please know that this goes directly to helping us get boots on the ground and getting supplies to people who need them.
This time around we are going to be visiting the Jersey Shore area as we had originally planned. Click the DONATE NOW WITH PAYPAL links to help.
Valken Sports will be helping us transport these items this up and coming weekend. We need to get these items quickly before they are sold out again, as stores are receiving their new stock this week.