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  • #586594

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    I just read the post under the Locksmith Arson and was sadden to hear that he did not have fire insurace just the basic insurance so his business is basically a loss. My first thought (like Elizabeth’s) was that maybe we as a community should pull together with some sort of fundraiser. What are otehrs thoughts?

    #619273

    charlabob
    Participant

    I think this is a great idea — we already know what the community can do, from the great support for Angelia’s family.

    #619274

    Anonymous
    Inactive

    BDG – I just read about that too and was saddened for the business owner. I have stated before, I’m no good at organizing, but I would definitely be interested in attending a fundraiser if one is put together. I would also be interested in helping put it together if someone were to take the lead. Let me know!

    #619275

    charlabob
    Participant

    Hey, NR — it’s good to be on the same side again :-) I’m sure an organizer-type will show up.

    #619276

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    I just made a post under the main page to asking for ideas b/c there was definitley interest…we could kind of do what a few of us spoke about at the Belvridge Pub…where there would be a cover, and then maybe an addiional $1 tacked on to each drink or something like that…and take donations as well. Any other ideas?

    #619277

    JenV
    Member

    I posted this in the comments section as well, and then saw this. A fundraiser might take come time to organize- what if we just set up a fund that people can directly donate to at a local bank branch??

    #619278

    JenV
    Member

    some time..tired fingers..

    #619279

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    that sounds good. do you just call a bank to do that or how does it work?

    #619280

    JenV
    Member

    I haven’t the slightest idea! I just see it on the news all the time. I am sure it would be easy to set up. I will call Wells Fargo and ask….

    #619281

    JenV
    Member

    ok, I just spoke to Matt up at Wells Fargo- he is looking into setting up a donation fund. As soon as he calls back I will post here. Not that a fundraiser at the BPP doesn’t sound great as well. I am glad we can come together as a community and help any way we can.

    #619282

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    Thank you JenV….and who knows we can always do both :)

    #619283

    andrea
    Participant

    BDG and JenV was a fabulous group of proactive gals you are! It warms my heart to see people helping out this business in the midst of apparent random destruction, and it just goes to show that the WSB and its readers can make things happen! Way to go ladies! Oh, and I’m in for whatever is decided upon in order to help out.

    #619284

    WSMom
    Member

    I agree Andrea, count me in for everything you just said!

    #619285

    Bonnie
    Participant

    We did a lemonade stand for Alex’s Lemonade Stand last year and found that instead of telling people a set price per glass of lemonade that they can donate whatever they’d like we collected a lot more money. For instance, instead of paying $1 they paid $2 or $5 each. Not that you’d do a lemonade stand but if you just put a jar out for donations instead of tacking on a set price then you might collect more money. Just a though. (re: the drinks at the bar)

    #619286

    JenV
    Member

    all right- I spoke to Matt at Wells Fargo. All you need to do is go to the junction branch and let them know you wish to set up a donation account for the business. You can then post the account info here so people will know where to make donations. If you already have an account at WF you would just call Matt at 206-932-5065 and if your info is on file there he can do it over the phone. I am unable to make it out of the office today, so if someone could take over from here that would be great!

    #619287

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    I like it Bonnie…maybe we should try do it sometimes next week or the following wknd..sorry this weekend i am out b/c of Easter and all. let me know when might work.

    #619288

    Bayou
    Member

    The fundraiser for “Mo” at the Beveridge Place was a huge success. The basic run down of the set up was $10 entry donation got you a free drink and then we sold raffle tickets for prizes donated by local businesses. We also accepted general donations.

    I think it would be a great idea to do both the bank donation fund and a local fundraiser! I will be checking back for more details and ideas.

    #619289

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    While planning all these fundraising ideas it might not be a bad idea to keep our ears open for contractors that might be able to help re-build within of the physical work. i dont know any off the top of my head..but jsut some thought.

    #619290

    JanS
    Participant

    I can donate gift certificates (massage) for whatever raffle might ensue…would be my pleasure…

    also wonder if there’s some way we could get the surrounding businesses involved…it could have been any one of them…

    #619291

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    I know I was thinking that we should definitely contact all local businesses. I can have a bunch of nice flyers printed for free askign for donations…not sure if you guys want me desiging them I kind of like in the creative area; but would be more than happy to print them off on some nice paper and get my feet on the street to distribute them.

    #619292

    JanS
    Participant

    BDG…great idea…

    #619293

    beachdrivegirl
    Participant

    We could shoot for maybe the first SAturday in April- that would give us next week to distribute the flyers and ask for donations and also if we make flyers to post around W. SEattle will also give people time to plan accordingly.

    #619294

    charlabob
    Participant

    You-all are amazing! I was waiting on hold for a talk show (didn’t make it but did email them). I came back to all of this. Count us in for whatever.

    #619295

    charlabob
    Participant

    We can check to see if the people in the apartments above were affected and, if they’re in the same condition, do something for them as well. This “group” can do anything :-)

    #619296

    JanS
    Participant

    good thinking, Charla. I’m sure even if the apartment is sound, they’ve had smoke and water damage…

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