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Vegan Long Island Message Board › Calls for help (VLI Notes & Announcements - November 10, 2012)

Calls for help (VLI Notes & Announcements - November 10, 2012)

Jennifer G.
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Group Organizer
Bellport, NY
Post #: 272
Greetings, Vegan Long Island members—all 716 of you!

I'm spreading the word about some opportunities to help. Please see below.

Thanks to each of you for all you're doing to build a more compassionate world. And if you're struggling right now, post-Sandy, please let me know if we can help.


1. Help VLI member Dominic Lampasi tackle Sandy damage at his house?

VLI organizer Ruth McDade explains in this letter:

Urgent help is needed after Hurricane Sandy for Dominic Lampasi, for his house that was really damaged by flood. Help is badly needed for muscles and a hand truck.

Dates and times are today and tomorrow (Sat & Sun, Nov 11-12) from 10 to 2 at 49 East Jackson Avenue, Babylon, NY.

Anyone can contact Dominic at his cell phone number 516-324-5353. Thanks so much!

Take care,

2. Help Tiny the Pig receive veterinary care?

VLI member Ed Kandel explains in this letter:

A good friend of mine, Christine, is a volunteer at an animal farm in Northport. It is all run by volunteers. I was out there a few weeks ago and Christine gave me a tour of the farm and introduced me to all the animals! It was a great day and I told her I was a vegan and and was involved in a few different vegan groups. I offer to help her with volunteers, fundraising etc... anything I could do to help her and those animals. Well today, she mentioned to me that Tiny the pig (700lbs) is in trouble and needs care or he will have to be put down. Christine emailed me to see if I could help. I immediately made a $40 donation to help Tiny. I met Tiny when I was at the farm. Tiny is an awesome pig! Do you think you might be able to pass this email along to all of our Vegan Long Island friends?

Here is the email she sent me...

Hi Eddie,

Well, I am really calling upon your help for the farm now. Specifically, for Tiny the pig.

I know you offered to help me with your contacts. I know it's bad timing due to Sandy and all, but our pig really needs help. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary has offered to help us to transport Tiny to be seen in Cornell by vet specialists. After which, we believe they will provide him a happier home, surround by pigs with a bigger house, and larger pasture. They can't take him right away due to his hind leg condition, but if we can have him treated, they can. We need to raise funds to help cover costs of fuel to get him to Ithaca, and for vet diagnosis. We don't know exactly what he has, but he deserves to at least be seen to find out if it is something we can treat, rather than the other alternative (a down pig can't survive).

If we got $10 from half of the vegans you know, we would be able to take care of him properly and help him! If not, the discussion is about putting him down, since his legs will not be able to manage the snow and ice of the winter. Please help me save Tiny! He is such a great pig, and he doesn't deserve this fate.

If you could share these links with your friends and the vegan community, I would be so grateful!

Thank you SO very much. Hope you survived the storm with no damage!

All for the animals,


3. Help at Long Island Food Not Bombs' Thanksgiving Celebration?

On Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, you're invited to share lunch with Long Island Food Not Bombs in Farmingville at our weekly Food Share location off Horseblock Rd. (Horseblock Rd & Woodychrest Dr. Farmingville, NY 11738).

From 11am-1pm we'll be sharing hot meals with anyone who'd like to stop by. Feel free to cook up your tasty vegan dishes and share them with the hundreds of people who will be stopping by. This event is being run as a potluck so your participation is greatly appreciated. You can bring extra clothing, books or whatever else you can think of.

For more information, visit:­

4. Host your own Gentle Thanksgiving?

If you're willing to host a vegan Thanksgiving meal in your home for new or aspiring vegans, you can register with FARM here: http://www.gentlethan...­ And if you'd like to be someone's guest, you can search at FARM's site to find a Gentle Thanksgiving you can attend.

5. Support Farm Sanctuary with a Turkey Sponsorship?

Farm Sanctuary is home to 70 turkeys who have been rescued from horrible situations of cruelty and neglect. By sponsoring Gable, Thyme, Payton, or one of their other turkeys through the Adopt A Turkey project, you help Farm Sanctuary continue their work, while spreading compassion to loved ones this holiday season. Visit to make a donation.

6. Spread a compassionate meme while you're on the road?

These car magnets help raise carnism awareness wherever you go. I have one on each side of my car. http://www.mercyforan...­
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