Bull City Rebuilds

$46,064 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 548 people in 4 months
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Created April 10, 2019

This campaign is to help the families and businesses impacted by the explosion in downtown Durham today.

It is organized by a local fundraiser but will be distributed to businesses and families, either directly or through a local nonprofit organization. It will NOT go to the organizer of this campaign.

Details will be added as they unfold. I'll also include links to individual family campaigns here. 

You can email the organizer at rebekah@mieldesignstudio.com if you have any questions or comments.

Durham businesses that have supported this campaign: 

Global Breath Studio
Bull City Designs
Zen Fish Poke Bar 
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
Big Spoon Roasters


GoFundMe wanted me to add to this info:

Who you are: Rebekah Miel
Where you're from: Durham, NC
Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for:
Community members and friends

How the funds will be used (be specific as possible):

- The money will be given directly to the individuals who were injured, and it will also be  used to: 
- purchase food for first responders at the scene,
- cover lost wages that won't be covered by insurance,
- help businesses rebuild, 
- support families who lost loved ones in the explosion (Lee family)

If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf

The money will be collected by Upstream Works Collaborative who will distribute a set amount to each of the injured individuals (amount TBD), then following the other list above as needed. The money will be brought directly to the individual or in extreme cases, will be brought to families through hospital social workers. 

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A few updates and important dates:

The intake and review process is still moving along. There are now Spanish and English versions of the forms available here: https://www.bullcityrebuilds.com/

The deadline to submit an application has been extended to June 21st, 2019. Intake forms will be reviewed in early July.

This campaign will also be closed on June 21st, 2019.

Thanks for your continued support. - Rebekah
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Important Update: **For individuals injured or impacted by the explosion on April 10th, 2019** the intake form to be considered for assistance is now live: https://www.bullcityrebuilds.com/claim

Deadline to apply is June 3, 2019.

Please share widely.
Spanish version coming soon.

And thanks to several generous business donations, we've almost doubled our original goal. Thanks to everyone for your continued generosity.
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It has been a while since I sent an update, but lots of things have been happening behind the scenes. We've been meeting with committees and stakeholders to determine the intake and distribution process. There are lots of considerations to ensure that this process is equitable and protects all parties, so we are taking it very seriously.

The intake forms have taken longer than we anticipated, but will hopefully be available before the end of the month.

Impacted individuals will be able to apply here (and find out about other resources): https://bullcityrebuilds.com

We're now in collaboration with the Durham OneFund which is a partnership with United Way, Triangle Community Foundation, Discover Durham, Durham County, the City of Durham, Downtown Durham Inc, and the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce.
You can read more about that here: https://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/2019/04/23/united-way-of-the-greater-triangle-announces-the-durham-one-fund-for-victims-of-downtown-durhams-explosion/
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It's been a while since I shared an update, but there has been lots of due diligence work behind the scenes to ensure that the next step of verification and distribution is done thoughtfully (and legally!). We'll hopefully have more details soon.

Thanks again to everyone who has continued to support this cause. The impact of our collective effort is remarkable.
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Raised by 548 people in 4 months
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