I wanted to share with you a story of an Affiliate on the East coast, CrossFIt King of the Beach. The relief items we are collecting will be to help this affiliate with recovery for the members and their families. They were flooded with 3-4 feet of water and are still without power and electricity.
Earlier this week, i posted that i was looking for an east coast affiliate that had been hit by the storm to work on a project. I contacted them after Michelle Kasten said she had seen they were hit pretty hard by the storm when she had read my post about wanting to do this for the community. So I sent an email and got a response today from the affiliate owner. The building their affiliate was located in has now been condemned due to a diesel fuel spill and many of their members are not living in the area right now due to the flooding, power and electricity challenges. Thankfully, they are working on getting a new place to open their affiliate. However, the families and friends of this affiliate are needing items.
Molly, the owner, will be giving me the most needed items for the families, but for now, please bring in any clothing, blankets, canned goods, non-perishables and other item you might need if you were in a disaster so we can send it to them the day after Thanksgiving. If we were in the same situation, I would hope someone would reach out and help us as well. Please donate graciously and generously. Also, if you are interested in helping make a donation for the purchase of a rower or some med balls, they lost some equipment in the storm as well and I will arrange a fund to donate to the affiliate itself to help with equipment replacement. this will ALSO be posted on both of our websites, the old and the new.
If you are in the Fresno area and want to just help a good cause and do something for an amazing communtiy, please stop by and drop off a donation. I would even encourage toys as I am sure the kids will probably be without for a while.
Thank you FTF Community. We are a community built on people helping people, let's come together and make a strong showing to help out an affiliate who is going through a rough time.