We always like to sign off before the weekend by wishing you all a fab weekend, but the ending of this week feels a little different. While it’s easy to get swept up in prepping for the holidays, we can’t help that our spirits are not at their highest.
We’re still in disbelief at how much of the East Coast has been affected by Superstorm Sandy. It’s devastating to see the images emerge and read the tweets that are coming through of people sharing their personal experiences. It’s already been four days and there are still so many families and businesses without water, power and a means to get from one place to another.
Although it’s under such horrible circumstances, it is great to see people band together. The more hands that can help the better. We know change isn’t going to happen overnight and that it’s going to take time to recover from the damage, but we can all lend a helpful hand by donating directly to the American Red Cross. Right now cash is the most helpful and quickest way to give them the support that’s needed. And let’s not forget about all the furry family members that have been displaced as well. You can help them out by donating to The Humane Society and/or American Humane Association.
Remembering this shoot taken in NYC. East Coasters, we love you and are keeping you in our thoughts!
And here’s another way East Coasters are banding together! Merci New York recently launched a beautiful wedding and bridesmaid clutch collection with friend Jennifer Niles of Madame Mathilde. With New York and the surrounding areas being hit so hard with Hurricane Sandy, (such as the terrible 80 house fire in Breezy Point), they wanted to do what they could to help asap… So they’re donating 20% off all clutch profits through 11/15 to the American Red Cross relief efforts when you use code SANDYRELIEF. And, in addition will reward any bride with an additional 10% off their clutch purchase at Merci New York. It’s a good way for ladies to style themselves and dress their bridesmaids, while also giving back to the current natural disaster relief in NYC, yes? We can totally get behind that!