$1 million in 2 weeks from a standing start: Innovation in direct aid after Sandy

Info on how you can participate in this effort: See the list of needed items here

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Donated good fill the pews of St Luke and St Matthew in Brooklyn

Two of these big UPS trucks arrived daily

Amazon boxes filling the aisles

Info on how you can participate in this effort: See the list of needed items here

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5 Responses to $1 million in 2 weeks from a standing start: Innovation in direct aid after Sandy

  1. Mike Gormley November 28, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Thank You Ken & John,

    This is a wonderful idea. Brilliant!

    It gave us a chance to donate wanted and needed items directly to the victims.

    We’ve been looking for a way to help that would benefit those in need and bypass the middlemen and you guys just nailed it with this idea…

    Thank you occupy Sandy and all the other volunteers for your work in the disaster area.

    Mike

  2. Orestes November 29, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Amazing Ken…..only in America!

    Many blessings!
    Orestes

  3. Bob Bare December 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Brilliant! This is social entrepreneurship at its yes. Thank you Ken, for staying on top of this and keeping us informed.

  4. Rod Smith December 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant idea. Hopefully it will catch on as an idea for future disaster relief efforts. Get Amazon on board to change it from Wedding Registry to Relief Registry in future.

    Such a simple and as you say Ken, elegant, way of getting what is needed where it’s needed.

  5. Georgann McCrosson December 2, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    An elegant solution to a dire problem.

    I have no doubt this method of donation will be adopted by other charitable organizations, local fund raising groups.

    Thanks for bringing this to us, Ken. And thanks to John, too.