Rebuilding From Irma For Ant & DRC

As the world knows, Hurricane Irma hit the U.S.A. this past Sunday and wrecked havoc and destruction.  

My son Anthony works for The Dolphin Research Center and lives in Marathon, Florida Keys.
If you've been following the hurricane, you know that much of Florida especially South Florida and The Keys has been devastated by Irma. The enormity of destruction to this beautiful place and its vast sealife and wildlife is just mind boggling and heartbreaking.

Anthony didn't evacuate, he stayed behind with 5 other brave co workers on The DRC's stay behind emergency crew and weathered this storm with the animals he and the others love so much.
I am more than ecstatic to report that I was able to speak with Ant Tuesday night for a few minutes by satellite phone and he, the crew, the animals of DRC, the two dogs and my grand turtle Sonny are all OK!
No power, no water, no cell service but all ALIVE!

Marathon is in the middle keys and was one of the hardest hit areas along with Cudjoe Key, Big Pine Key, Islamorada and Plantation Key.
Not only is there major wind and storm surge damage to DRC... Anthony's house was on the ocean side of US1 which took the brunt of storm surge flooding, rising over 5-10 feet even up to 15 feet in some areas so you can only imagine what is or isn't left of it.

I'm asking my friends, family, music community and anyone else who would like to be involved to help me raise money to help my son repair his home away from home and The DRC repair and rebuild so that they may continue to do the amazing work they do with these amazing animals.

Thank you for immediate offer to help!!! Please share!!!!
Thank you!!!!

  • Direct Impact Fund 
    • $338 
    • 47 mos
  • Chris & Cheryl Saint-Pol 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Joe Tees 
    • $150 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Loredana Martinez  
    • $50 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa DeBrigida 
Doylestown, PA
Anthony Ludovici-DeBrigida 
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