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David Sievers' Fundraiser:

Team 2: NYC Triathlon

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BENEFITING: Rebuilding Together, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Sarah

EVENT: Race2Rebuild | Aquaphor NYC Triathlon

EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2013

David Sievers

THE STORY:

Whether you can give $10, $100, or want to be that $1000 donor, your support will help a family recover from Superstorm Sandy.

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When I moved to New York last October, my flight from Barcelona was perhaps the last to land at JFK before Sandy hit -- the subways had stopped running hours earlier. My sublet was on high ground and barely felt a thing, but less than a mile away, New York's coastline was being ravaged by extreme man-made weather. 

The Gerritson Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn was among the hardest hit -- 90% of homes suffered serious damage from the storm. Your donation will add to the money raised by other members of the Brooklyn Tri Club to rebuild the home of Mary Wernersbach, a volunteer firefighter who lives there. 

It's pretty amazing that people are still feeling the impacts of Sandy, but they're not often seen. I've started biking out to the far end of Brooklyn, Coney Island, to swim in the Atlantic in preparation for the race. And every time I do, I ride past some of Sandy's forgotten victims -- thousands of people living in public housing projects that were still without power more than six months after the storm. This, in the supposed cultural capital of the world. It's absurd. 

I'm racing a few tris this year, and NYC is the shortest. But the main reason I decided to sign up and raise money for it was to contribute to building a community that's a little more resilient to climate change. I've committed to raising $2000 -- it isn't a lot in the scheme of things, but each person who donates is choosing to participate in that project, if only with a few bucks. So take a minute to help me and the Wernersbachs out, and I'll make sure to say hi when we go help with construction efforts. 

Here's more info about the organization I'm raising money for:

Race2Rebuild Team 2 athletes are resolved to rebuild a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy for one specific family by racing the Aquaphor NYC Triathlon and raising money for Rebuilding Together.

The Rebuilding Together Sponsored Family will be there on race day and later the team has the opportunity to volunteer with Rebuilding Together to rebuild their home.

Home by home, block by block, Rebuilding Together is rebuilding homes and communities nationwide. Mile by mile, Race2Rebuild supports that mission.

Race hard. Race with resolve. Race2Rebuild.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,055

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $836

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andrew and Linda Loewinger

    $75

  • Jana Singer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Michelle

    $25

  • Marc Sievers

    $100

  • Sheila and Larry Lepley

    $20

  • Joseph Huff-Hannon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Josh Specht

    $10

  • Emily Mulligan

    $50

  • Christina B

    $10

  • Whit Jones

    $10

  • AQ

    $35

  • Rachel Ackoff

    $36

  • Luther

    $250

  • Allison Chin

    $10

  • "Suck it Josh!"- MB

    $11

  • Kate

    $20

  • Ken Brame

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Scott

    $25

  • Chris Robinson

    $10

  • Iain Keith

    $47

  • Tihomir Nedyalkov

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nicole Cohen

     

  • Allison Walsh

    $10

  • Tommy Red

    $20

  • milena

    $10

  • Mandy

    $25

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The Team: $17,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Race2Rebuild Relay Team

Amount Raised

$4,000

 

133% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Gravelle

Amount Raised

$2,510

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

glori campbell

Amount Raised

$2,505

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Damian Clogher

Amount Raised

$2,280

Fundraiser Title

David Sievers

Amount Raised

$2,055

Fundraiser Title

Scott Reynolds

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

40% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

gustavo sousa

Amount Raised

$2,000

Donor Comments

Mandy

Mandy

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

milena

milena

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Tommy Red

Tommy Red

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Allison Walsh

Allison Walsh

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Nicole Cohen

Nicole Cohen

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Tihomir Nedyalkov

Tihomir Nedyalkov

5 years ago

Iain Keith

Iain Keith

DONATION: $47

5 years ago

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Scott

Scott

DONATION: $25

5 years ago