Help us help Pauline & Jonathan

$6,815 of $30k goal

Raised by 54 people in 45 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
45 months ago
And another!
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Update 2
45 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
45 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 45 months
Created December 4, 2012
ED
$100
Eamon Ducey
43 months ago
JC
$100
Jean Candiotte
44 months ago

Pauline -- wishing you all the best -- and a safe, dry, Happy New Year!

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DP
$100
Donald Pinotti
44 months ago
CN
$50
Caro Neville
44 months ago

hope all the repairs go swiftly Pauline and Jon, thinking of you x

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$1,000
Anonymous
44 months ago
TB
$100
Teri Brennan
44 months ago

Don't forget - you are coming over for laundry, showers and dinner very soon!

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KL
$250
Kit and Gerry Laybourne
44 months ago

So devastating ... hope you get back to normal soon.

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LK
$50
Lisa Kohn
45 months ago
DT
$100
Dan T
45 months ago

Good luck.

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NH
$50
Naria Halliwell
45 months ago

Hope everything is as back to normal as possible, as soon as possible.

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