Harvey Relief For WatchTower

$100,000 goal

Campaign created 9 months ago
Thank you for looking at our campaign. 
WatchTower has been affected severely by Hurricane Harvey and we are setting this up as a relief effort to help keep the store on the map. 
WatchTower has always been more than just a comic & card shop, it has been a true Social Hub for those seeking friends, inspiration, conversation, and an environment that encourages everyone to celebrate our industry.
Due to the devastaion of Harvey, WatchTower has been affected negatively in some crucial ways. 
One is that the store lost approximately 70k cost in inventory due to water damage. The big challenge is getting any kind of claim accepted by non-industry people who simply do not understand or know the values of our product. 
Another major problem is the location of WatchTower. 
The store is located right in the middle of the flood zone that has been evacuated by the storm waters and the constant releasing of water from the Addicks Reservoirs. Most of the streets that our customers would take to get to our store are closed, and our largest percentage of customer base lost everything in these floods. This translates to very little foot traffic, failing sales, and customers who will now have a new set of priorities for their disposable income.  We project that it will be months (maybe longer) before there could be sustainable sales, meanwhile cashflow and funding for utilities and rent are still needed. 
We want to continue serving our customers and we have had a huge outpouring of customers wanting the same. The challenge for them is they need time to recover as well. We are humbly asking for their sake to help us keep Watchtower the store and haven it's been for our community.
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$100,000 goal

Campaign created 9 months ago
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