"Help the Madeariman Workers"

$5,182 of $5,275 goal

Raised by 40 people in 6 months
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Mike Gremling  LEHIGHTON, PA
#GoBeyondGiving

During the early morning of October 18th a landmark on the island of Anguilla burnt to the ground.  It is not currently clear as to how or why the fire happened, but that is regardless.  The new season for many local workers has just been eliminated by the fire and 8 people who have families and responsibilities have just had their primary source of income removed due to no fault of their own.

Thousands of peole go there each year and greatly appreciate the beauty and the friendship provided by these people.  They give their time and energy to us having an enjoyable time.  

It's times like this that we should show some appreciation back.  We can afford to take vacations there, we should be able to share a few dollars and help them out when they really need our help.

Please give to the workers of the Madeariman Restaurant.

I am a friend and will be visiting there at the end of this year.  It would be really great if I could present them with a gift that will help them through this tough period.

Thank you.

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Update 3
Posted by Mike Gremling
4 months ago
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Closing the fund... a great campaign! Thank you everyone! Will be making the distribution on New Years Eve. Contact me for details...
the final amounts
overall stats
almost there!
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Update 2
Posted by Mike Gremling
4 months ago
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Hello everyone,

It is great news that we are ending up so close to the goal! I think it is awesome that everyone has shared their love and caring through this venue.

With the Gofundme fees and credit card charges the fund is going to net around $4700-$4800. I believe that was the number I last looked at a few weeks ago.

My plan is to present this gift to the Madeariman workers on New Years Eve. I welcome anyone who would like to be there. Please email me at mgremlin@yahoo.com and I will keep you posted of the details. Depending on Internet access I will try and go live on FB but I am not aware of how far along that will be in the construction process.

I will be closing the fund about a week before that to ensure all transfers are made. (There's still time!)

Thank you again! and maybe we can share a drink or three at the new place... Again, just email me. Thanks !

Mike
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Update 1
Posted by Mike Gremling
6 months ago
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OK, first day since we started where we didn't get a donation. The horror of what happened has faded for everyone except those that work there. Please remember that. It is going to be a while before they get back on their feet. Also this is going to be shared so the more in this, the more each of them get. Please pass the word and keep this momentum going. And a big thank you to everyone that has contributed so far. It is awesome that you all have helped out.

Just to reiterate the transparency on this, I will be visiting there at the end of December. If I can figure out a way to get this to them earlier, I will do that but it being between countries and as remote as Anguilla is I want to ensure the transfer is secure.

Please pass the word and keep the help coming.

Thanks,

Mike
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Maureen Sheehan
4 months ago
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We don't arrive until Jan 3 this year. If you are still there would be happy to meet you. Thank you for trying the live post on NYE!

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Dianne Quinby
6 months ago
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Thank you Mike for starting this campaign! We love this bar and hope to see a rebuild. We are not to far from you, we're in Quakertown. Once again, thanks!

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$5,182 of $5,275 goal

Raised by 40 people in 6 months
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Created October 18, 2016
$500
Christy Smith
5 months ago
1
1

Love you guys!

RM
$250
Robert McDonald
5 months ago
1
1

Good Luck with your rebuilding........

JK
$112
Jan Albert Kos
5 months ago
1
1

Thinking back of the beautifull time we spent at Madeariman we wish you all the luck with the rebuilding and are glad to be able to support, Marjan & Jan Kos

RB
$100
Robert & Marie Boone
5 months ago
1
1

Our prayers are with all.

RG
$100
Robin Globus
6 months ago
1
1

Good luck with your rebuilding. We love it there and glad to help. Robin & Joel , TSV

LB
$200
Linda Boland
6 months ago
1
1

Thinking of my friends!

TR
$100
Toby & Howard Rome
6 months ago
1
1

so sorry for your loss you will be missed

RL
$100
Robert and Susan Lederman
6 months ago
1
1

We considered this our special place. Wish the staff well, and hope they rebuild.

DS
$100
Dawn Sibley
6 months ago
1
1

I know you will rebuild fast and be back as wonderful as ever!

JW
$200
John Weddle
6 months ago
1
1

Hopes this helps and that you are all able to find other employment while Madearimans is rebuilt. We'll truly miss you!

Maureen Sheehan
4 months ago
1
1

We don't arrive until Jan 3 this year. If you are still there would be happy to meet you. Thank you for trying the live post on NYE!

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Dianne Quinby
6 months ago
1
1

Thank you Mike for starting this campaign! We love this bar and hope to see a rebuild. We are not to far from you, we're in Quakertown. Once again, thanks!

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