Help my friends cover tornado damage costs

Hello! If you're here, you've most likely been asked/referred to this page. Let me tell you the story:

Recently an EF2 tornado touched down in St. Pete, Florida ( I know, not the place you were expecting for a tornado, right?). Three of my friends were either in, or had their stuff in, the wrong place at the wrong time - Zack, Niko, and Danyell B - and it damaged or destroyed some significant things they own.

Zack and Niko live and work in a shop/loft they had been putting together for about a year. The tornado ripped holes in the shop, knocked out walls and doors, and destroyed various possessions (one of them is a glass blower who had work destroyed, tools damaged, etc.). Zack's van, that is used as his home, had it's windows blown out, damage done to the body, etc.

Danyell's truck was damaged to the point that it is most likely totaled (a portion of the roof from the shop slammed into the roof of the truck) leaving her without a vehicle,

I know this year has been terrible for many and for these three, it's been made even worse. I also know that money is tight for a lot of folks. But, being Christmas, I wanted to put something together to bring some joy and hope to them. That's why I'm asking for a donation, of any amount, to help them recover and rebuild. It could be $1, $10, $50, whatever you wish to contribute. Any amount will help them in this completely unforeseen circumstance.

The fundraiser will end Christmas Eve. After that, the money will be distributed to them. And I'll take some photos to share with you all so you can see the effect of your generosity!


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  • Duncan McClellan 
    • $250 
    • 20 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 24 d
  • Heather and David Alonzo 
    • $25 
    • 26 d
  • Matt Florell 
    • $100 
    • 26 d
  • Diane Schwartz  
    • $50 
    • 27 d
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Mike Coate 
Saint Petersburg, FL
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