Step Up for Double Up
*****EMERGENCY FUNDS NEEDED FOR FLOOD DAMAGE*****
THE GOAL: $10451
A number with special meaning
10451 is the zip code of the South Bronx neighborhood that shaped Double Up into the strong, hard working, dedicated, passionate men they are today
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018: Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain
At 3:30pm The studio started to FLOOD when the drainage systems failed
Water rose through the flooring in one room and spread quickly
Water lifted the year old floors
Water covered the hallways, storage room, and child care room up to three inches in depth.
Water soaked the sheet rock and peeled the paint off the base of every wall
Water shorted the generator and the lights went out in the 4,500 square foot space
Wednesday, July 18th. The next day...
All classes, events and outreach programs cancelled for the day
Damages assessed... plumbers, engineers, construction team, etc
3 beautiful studios
Professionally designed lighting and sound systems
A child care room
A spacious lobby and seating area
All seriously damaged
All classes, events and outreach programs cancelled at this time
Over 50 classes a week cancelled
All booked private events cancelled or postponed
The Gift of Dance Scholarship Program suspended
Double Up is insured but claims take time
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN REBUILD FASTER!
WHO IS DOUBLE UP? :
DOUBLE UP is Paul and Brian Herman
Loved, admired and respected owners and directors of Double Up Dance Studio
Dedicated teachers and mentors and leaders
Friends to the community
Double Up gives back to the community in many ways. They lead by example, promote the value of education, the development of a good work ethic, and take their message of hard work, determination and goal setting to schools, detentions centers and community centers through workshops and speaking engagements. They share their love for dance and the power of movement by participating in community events and attending special events at schools and town functions. They are committed to mentoring young people by providing studio internships and nurture and guide young dancers through their Gift of Dance Scholarship Program.
"Giving back has always been a major focus for both Brian and myself. Coming from the South Bronx to opening a beautiful state of the art facility in Fairfield County has been one of our major accomplishments. Our full service facility, amazing staff and supporters allow us to give back and help under served communities even more." - Paul Herman
DOUBLE UP DANCE STUDIO
Double Up opened their 4,500 sq ft space
With vision, passion, hard work, perseverance, dedication and a dream that it would be more than a dance studio, Double Up created a gathering place for the community near and far, where people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicity, beliefs, and nationalities would come together and experience the joy of movement.
What needs to be done?
professional flood clean up
professional prevention of mold and mildew
removal of damaged sheet rock
purchase, replacement and installation of all new flooring
replacement of sheet rock and repainting throughout studio
Where is your money going?
Double Up has good insurance coverage
**** there is NO money coming in to the business****
Funds raised will be used wisely
To pay bills and vendors promptly
And get the studio up and running again as fast as possible!
Insurance claims take time to process
There is no guarantee that all costs will be covered
The clean-up bill alone is enormous
50 + classes per week have been cancelled
All scheduled events have been cancelled or postponed
****There is NO money coming in to the business****
HELP BRING BACK THE JOY!
HELP DOUBLE UP COME BACK STRONG!
HELP DOUBLE UP COME BACK FASTER!
How you can help today:
************ MAKE A DONATION **********
******** NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL ********
************* PLEASE SHARE! ****************
A heartfelt thank you from Paul and Brian.
Step Up for Double Up is at 85%!!!!!!! Thank you Thank you Double Up community!! We are so close to our goal! Keep sharing the message! Let’s get back to class ♥️♥️
Almost two weeks and Double Up Dance Studio is still closed. Private events, birthday parties, and over 50 classes per week all cancelled. Please support Paul and Brian! No amount is too small! Every little bit helps! Thank you Thank you Thank you to the Double Up community for stepping up!
Day 2.... It takes a village and the village has STEPPED UP!!!!! Shouting it's support for Paul , Brian and their wonderful studio and staff. Keep sharing!!! Thank you! Thank you! We are within sight of our goal. Let's get back to class!!!