Most of you have heard about the devastation of several of the Beekman’s neighboring villages. Schoharie country, where we reside, was the hardest hit region of the storm. Rivers and creeks turned into raging torrents that demolished homes, farms, and Main Streets.
We were very fortunate and sustained no major damage, but we’re asking you to please join us in helping our community recover. Many families and farmers were struggling here before the storm, and face a very difficult road back.
We’ve identified two relief agencies that we feel will most help our immediate area, and specifically the farming community. Both of these organizations have committed that 100% of funds raised will go directly to local individuals and farms affected.
We’d also like to take a moment to thank the great folks at Lean Cuisine and Johnson & Johnson, advertising clients of Josh’s, who have generously donated food and supplies to displaced families.
The Capital Region’s Online Farmers’ Market is collecting funds via Facebook Causes that will go directly to area farmers who have lost buildings, livestock and crops. This storm came close to harvest season, which is the worst possible time for farmers. The flooded crops are a complete loss. To donate, please click here.
The Schoharie County Community Action Program is collecting funds that will go only to our immediate area. We have spoken with them and are very impressed with their efforts. To donate, please send a check to:
Schoharie County Community Action Program
795 East Main Street Suite 5
Cobleskill, New York 12043-1436
Please write “Beekman Boys Flood Relief” in the memo portion of the check.
Again, 100% of the funds donated to these two agencies will go directly to our region’s neighbors and farmers.
Thank you very much,
Every Living Thing at the Beekman.