Help us help Pauline & Jonathan

$6,815 of $30k goal

Raised by 54 people in 48 months
Pauline Mason  BROOKLYN, NY

As many of you know, Pauline and Jonathan suffered terrible losses due to Hurricane Sandy. The basement of their co-owned building in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in which they live and work was completely flooded, ruining the electrical system and elevator shaft. Three feet of water flooded the first floor, severely damaging Jonathan's woodshop and thousands of dollars worth of tools.  Sadly, all five of Jonathan's British motorcycles that he spent years lovingly restoring all drowned. 

 

Five weeks later, the building is STILL without power. The entire electrical system needs to be repaired at a cost of $60,000.  Unfortunately, these costs are not covered by FEMA, the city, or state. Jonathan and Pauline are able to cover half the cost, but not the remaining $30,000. 

 

Any help you could give towards rebuilding, especially towards the urgent need of repairing the electrical system, would be greatly appreciated. While they have adapted quite well to life without electricity, they most certainly would like to have their real refrigerator back (check out the photo of the outdoor, filing cabinet fridge!)

 

Some of you may have also suffered losses due to the hurricane and some of you may have already contributed, please pass this along to other friends who know Pauline and Jonathan and may want to help.


Thank you!


Kathy Minton & Stephanie Koules

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Update 3
Posted by Stephanie & Kathy
48 months ago
And another!
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Update 2
Posted by Stephanie & Kathy
48 months ago
Hi there, thought you'd all like to see some VERY exciting (and a little bit blurry) photos of our progress. Thank you so much again for your contribution to this! Lots of love, Paulinexoxoxo
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Update 1
Posted by Stephanie & Kathy
48 months ago
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support and generous donations - we really really appreciate it! We start the first part of our electrical work tomorrow with the company we chose to work with!! In the meantime lots and lots of love from Pauline in her new look xoxox (and Jonathan who prefers to carry his lantern)...
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$6,815 of $30k goal

Raised by 54 people in 48 months
Created December 04, 2012
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$5
Anonymous
48 months ago (Offline Donation)

so sorry to hear!

$20
Anonymous
48 months ago
TB
$20
Tim Beckett
48 months ago
$25
Anonymous
48 months ago
JC
$25
Jillian Cohen
48 months ago

So sorry to hear about this.

$25
Anonymous
48 months ago
JK
$25
Jennifer Katz
48 months ago

Pauline, I wish it could be more. You guys are such survivors -- I hope you'll be turning a corner towards rebuilding what you need very soon!

LC
$30
Lyndall Culbertson
48 months ago

What a tragedy, hope you can get it all fixed up. FEMA stinks.

MH
$40
Monique Hartl
48 months ago

Sending love and wishes, and thinking about all the fun had in the past at your place. Hope recovery can continue quickly!

SB
$50
Simon Bodger
48 months ago

Good luck!!!!

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