BENEFITING: BROOKLYN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
EVENT DATE: Nov 18, 2012
I signed up to run the Brooklyn Marathon a while ago because it represents three things I love: running, New York, and community. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the cancellation of the New York Marathon, the event's significance has now changed somewhat.
In response to the vast devastation to Brooklyn caused by the hurricane, particularly in coastal communities like Red Hook, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Sea Gate, and Sheepshead Bay, I'm taking the opportunity to raise money for the Brooklyn Recovery Fund (brooklynrecoveryfund.org).
The Brooklyn Recovery Fund is a joint effort between the Brooklyn Community Foundation, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to create a pooled fund to provide support to Brooklyn’s nonprofit organisations working with the communities and individuals most affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The fund will be administered by the Brooklyn Community Foundation, which is who I'm raising money for. My aim is to raise $1,500 in two weeks. All contributions will be gratefully received.