As many of you know, the Jersey City/Hoboken area was hit extremely hard by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. Fortunately, many of us are fine, with the exception of losing power, heat and hot water for a week or two.
Unfortunately, two of our close friends weren't so lucky. Matt and Anna own a garden level apartment in Jersey City and their apartment was a complete loss. Water pushed the windows in and flooding nearly reached the ceiling throughout their entire apartment. To make matters worse, their insurance will not cover the majority of the damage, so most of the repairs will need to be out-of-pocket.
As if losing your entire apartment isn't hard enough to deal with, imagine doing so when you're about to have your first child. Anna was nearly 9 months pregnant when the storm hit and she just gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl - Matilda Beth Moss - on Thursday, November 8th.
Luckily Matt and Anna, and now Matilda, have an extremely strong support system of family and friends. But while having this support system is great, they still need additional monetary support to get through this and rebuild. This is why we're starting this - to help get them some of that money they'll need.
We ask that those fortunate enough to do so help by donating whatever you can. Every last bit truly helps and Matt and Anna (Matilda too!) will certainly appreciate it.
Todd & Eileen