As you no doubt already know, earlier this week the east coast was hit by the massive storm system known as Hurricane Sandy. My family was lucky to have weathered the storm mostly uneventfully – we never lost power or water, and our neighborhood in Brooklyn escaped relatively unscathed. This wasn’t the case for many parts of New York City and the surrounding areas, including our old neighborhood of the East Village, which is still without power. We count ourselves as doubly lucky because I delivered my son on October 21st, but was due October 27th, right before Hurricane Sandy hit New York. I have been especially impacted by the stories of the hospitals that had to be evacuated, and can’t imagine the stress of trying to get to a hospital during the hurricane or having to be evacuated from a hospital while giving birth.
We’d like to do what we can to help our great city get back on its feet, and so will be donating 50% of the sale price of all New York and Brooklyn necklaces sold between now and 6pm EST, November 7th, and 20% of the sale price of all other City Necklaces sold through November 7th to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Cities currently featured are New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle.
Thank you for helping us to support our city!