Hi there! I am reaching out to you in hopes you can help. My brother, Ted, and his friend, Derek, have worked at a screen printing and embroidery business for the past 15 years. Sandy came through and destroyed the entire shop. They lost everything! We are so thankful that everyone is safe, but the reality of the devestation is settling in fast. They lost their jobs in a blink of an eye. Ted has four children and Derek has a little girl. They went from working long hours in the shop just to make ends meet to having absolutely nothing. They did not own the shop so they were not entitled to anything and the current owners do not wish to rebuild.
Ted and Derek have so much passion about what they do that they would like to start the business on their own, but need some help. They are just two really good guys that need a jump start! Please help!!!
What We Need & What You Get
- Machinery (a screen printing machine, an embroidery machine, a dryer)
- ink and thread
- building materials
- much more!
If you are able to help there are perks you will really enjoy!!
If we don't make our goal...the funds raised will be used toward the same goal. We will keep plugging until we somehow get the funds to start their business!
By contributing to help Ted and Derek get back on their feet you will have the satisifaction of knowing you helped two great guys rise above Sandy and support their families again. They will fulfill their dream of owning the business they have loved and worked for for so many years. The community will have the opportunity to directly support the faces they have become to know and love over the years.
They work long hours, work hard to please all their customers, and deserve the opportunity to make lemonade out these lemons that have been clearly thrown in their face:(
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to donate money please help Ted and Derek by spreading the word. You never know who is out there that is willing and able to help. Thank you so much!
Team on This Campaign:
sister, friend, and creator