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Vegan Long Island Message Board › checking in—how can VLI help?

checking in—how can VLI help?

Jennifer G.
user 6937947
Group Organizer
Bellport, NY
Post #: 270
Dear Vegan Long Island members,

How are you? I have been without Internet connection since the storm. It was frustrating to be cut off from everyone, though I did get some news via texts & calls.

I know several of you suffered severe damage or total loss of your homes. I can't imagine the shock and grief you must be going through.

If there is any way that this meetup group can help, please use this message board to put the word out there.

The loss of life has been terrible. I was deeply saddened to learn that in Brooklyn, a falling tree killed Jessie Streich-Kest and her friend Jacob Vogelman. Jessie, an animal advocate, was not a VLI member, but if you knew her or Jacob, please accept my sincere condolences.

This storm destroyed so much, and I know it will take time for many of you to recover from the losses. I hope this meetup group can be a source of support for you, perhaps even a morale-booster when you need a lift. My heart goes out to everyone who is struggling right now in the aftermath. Hang in there. You're not alone. And as part of Vegan Long Island, you belong to an especially compassionate community that will want to help.

Please use this thread to let us know how you're doing.

Big, big hugs,
Jennifer
A former member
Post #: 135
nice letter, Jen. glad you are ok. Just returned 3:00a.m.
From 2 weeks in Costa Rica. my friends and family on LI are ok. Sad about the loss of Jessie and Jacob. Let me know if I can be of any help to my veg neighbors!
Karen N.
user 33415772
Amityville, NY
Post #: 50
Thanks for concern, Husband Bruce and I and 3 cats and dog OK, so thankful for that, but beyond and going forward VERY scary. Lost one vehicle and ALL husbands shop and tools, anything on first floor (kit., laundry, and "mementos" along with lots of clothes etc. had 3' salt water in house and 7' in his shop. We hanging in there and hope to still make 3 Bros on Wed. Karen
Jennifer G.
user 6937947
Group Organizer
Bellport, NY
Post #: 271
Oh Karen, that's horrible. Just awful. I'm relieved to know both of you & the furry ones are okay, but oh my god. I'm just so sorry.

Can people bring stuff on Wednesday that you might need?
Karen N.
user 33415772
Amityville, NY
Post #: 51
FEMA/RedCross been by repeatedly w'blankets, "heater meals", and water, 'less your going to buy a stove, 'fridge, and/or car I'm VERY appreciative of offer, but just WAY above this sort of thing. Thanks all the same, and as I stated on the site for tomorrow, don't think we will make as short on gas (35 miles round trip to work and NEED to get THERE!!!
Paula
user 8345907
New York, NY
Post #: 268
I'm in Queens -- walking distance from Queens College. QC gym is housing about 600 people. If you know anybody there who needs anything let me know.

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