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Rockport MA To Rockport TX Relief

$40,131 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 519 people in 5 months
Created August 26, 2017
This morning people all along the coast of Texas are waking to the remnants of Hurricane Harvey and wondering how they are going to deal with the aftermath. From the few reports coming out, it can't get worse than in our sister city Rockport, TX, with reports of a collapsed roof at the school, multiple residences flattened or flooded, and numerous casaulties and injuries.

As their neighbors in spirit, from Rockport, MA, we are looking to raise money to make an impact as they rise from the destruction Mother Nature has indiscriminantly thrown in their path. From experience, with our distance, getting first-response aid to them is nearly impossible at this time. So we are looking to make a medium or long-term investment in their recovery. We are reaching out to friends and family with contacts in Rockport to determine what projects we can make the most impact on. We will take a poll before making the final contribution.

Initial ideas for final donation:
- School system to aid in the repair of the High School that was heavily damaged or replacement of damaged books, etc.
- Senior center with damaged roof
- Volunteer Fire Department (from our volunteer FD)
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Great job everyone! With your generosity we have raised nearly $40,000 through GoFundMe and an additional $6,000 in cash and check donations. We will be transferring these funds to Rockport, Tx in the coming days.

The results from the poll for how best to direct the funds raised to efforts in Rockport, Tx have been tallied. The results are definitive and we will be directing all funds to Rockport, Tx clean-up and rebuilding fund. This money will go directly to the town of Rockport, Tx and will have a real impact on their efforts.

69% - Contribute to a restricted account for Rockport’s clean-up efforts and rebuilding.

22% - To fund a Community Civic Center for the whole community from school children to senior citizens.

9% - To provide assistance to City of Rockport Employees who sustained damage or total loss.
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The outpouring of generosity from this community many of have not even visited is amazing. Pushing $40,000 in online donations and another $5,500 in cash and check donations that will be sent along.

Please take a minute to vote on how the funds should be spent. These options were forged in consultation with Rockport, TX town representatives.

https://jdherlihy74.wufoo.com/forms/z165c1to1kta23h/
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Your generosity is overwhelming. We have already exceeded the initial goal, so we are extending our Goal and working on multiple avenues to continue fundraising! Please share with your friends and community to spread the word.


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You are all inspiring and your good! With 51 donations we have already gone over $3,000. Let's keep this momentum and blow out the initial goal! The more we collect, the bigger the impact we will have in Rockport, TX!
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$40,131 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 519 people in 5 months
Created August 26, 2017
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