Vinyl for the Vortex! (COVID-19 Relief Fund)

Hello from New Orleans! My name is Jordan. My partner Christion and I are both (due to the statewide coronavirus-related bar closures) recently out of work bartenders in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. More specifically the cross streets of Royal and Franklin, affectionately referred to as the Vortex. At this intersection sits the bars where we are both employed, the bars we both hang out in, but most importantly, the bars our coworkers, our friends, basically our families, work at and spend time in. In New Orleans, your community, your neighborhood is your family and we are asking you to help ours. On this little corner alone you have Mimi's in the Marigny, Big Daddy's, Cutters, and Flora Gallery and Coffee Shop. These places are all locally owned neighborhood spots where people from our neighborhood work and people from our community drink and eat every day.

But instead of just asking for your donations and your support,  Christion and I want to offer you something in return. Our passion is vinyl. We have each been collecting records for over 25 years and have amassed large collections. So here's the deal... We will send you records from our personal collections and distros as a reward for your donations to our Vortex family!

At this one intersection, nearly 40 people are completely out of work for the foreseeable future. Therefore, we are looking to raise $40,000.*  While some of us can take advantage of unemployment, many of us can't and the grim reality is that Louisiana has some of the lowest unemployment payouts in the nation. Most of us would not even be able to pay our respective rents on the money we would potentially be eligible to receive.  This is why we need your help. The money we receive will be used to create an emergency fund for the employees of these locations and will be distributed based on need and shifts to help with rent, food, bills, medical expenses, and other unforeseen circumstances. 

If you've stopped in, drank or had a meal with us, had a great time in our neighborhood, or if  you read our story and look at our pictures and think, "when all this is over, I'd like to come meet these people and hang out for a bit", please consider donating and helping all of us out.  New Orleans, the Marigny, and all of us in the Vortex will be here for you as soon as we are able!


Now for the fun stuff... the reward packs:

$10.00- button/sticker pack
$25.00- one 7" record, button/sticker pack
$50.00- one 12"LP, one 7", button/sticker pack
$100.00- two 12" LPs, one 7", button/sticker pack, +bonus
$150.00- three 12" LPs, one 7", button/sticker pack, +bonuses

Over $200.00...you'll get records, stickers, and other special surprises from us here in the neighborhood...which is full of local artists, makers, and other creative folk


All records will be chosen by us at random so enjoy the surprise! Fear not, all will be in VG to NM condition. All will be shipped media mail in padded record mailers. We will contact you via gofundme messaging for your shipping information after donating. We will began shipping April 15th and will continue to ship every two weeks thereafter. Continental US destinations only due to shipping costs.

*This is the monetary goal that is needed, however, we only have a finite amount of inventory. If you would just like to donate and not receive any of our packages please let us know. We will also continually be providing updates on the availability of our reward packages. 

If you are in a band, run a label, or own a record store and would like to donate inventory towards our packages, PLEASE let us know. We would be forever grateful and you would be helping A LOT of people. 


Thanks for the support!!  We will see you on the other side!


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Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Hillary Hunt 
    • $30 
    • 5 mos
  • Yvonne Pousson 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Rion Byrd 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Eli Grove 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
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Fundraising team: Vortexicans United (2)

Jordan Ingram 
Organizer
Raised $450 from 5 donations
New Orleans, LA
Chris Troxell 
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
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