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HOW TO HELP NEPAL

UPDATE(4/27 9:23am): Latest reports now say the death toll is 3276 and more than 6500 injured.

According to the latest reports from several news sources over 2500 people have died due to earthquakes that happened in Nepal over the weekend. This includes 71 killed by avalanches set off by the quake on Mount Everest.  All hospitals are over capacity and emergency personal have had to treat victims outdoors.  Thousands who have been displaced by the disaster have also been forced to take shelter where they can outdoors in makeshift tent cities.  There are several aid agencies who are responding to the crisis.  If you can, please donate to help their efforts:

The Red Cross:  The Red Cross is already on the scene with blood donation centers as well as medical help.  Donate here.

Shelterbox USA: This organization responds to disasters with special boxes filled with survival equipment such as Weatherproof tents and clothing, blankets, food, water purification systems and items for children.  Donate here.

Save The Children: This organization has been working in Nepal since 1976 and already has people helping families in need at this very difficult time. Donate here.


 

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance's Rock the Boat Fundraiser

Rock the Boat is a tasting and music event that will highlight local-dayboat seafood tastings from area restauraunts, live music, chef demos, a fisheries-focused art exhibit, raffle and an auction! The evening will be joined by folk rock singer-songwriter Chelsea Barry and the Bob Marley tribute reggae band, Hope Road.

Ticket price will also include one free drink. Attendees will have a chance to taste the bounty of the ocean, learn about sustainable fisheries, dance to the music and bid on an awesome lineup of auction prizes while raising funds for a great organization.
NAMA works with coastal communities that depend on fishing to protect our marine environment, strengthen local leadership, and give voice to independent, community based fishermen. NAMA advocates for policies that advance social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the entire seafood value chain. 

Tickets may be purchased online at namarocktheboat.eventbrite.com.  Learn more about NAMA at www.namanet.org or call 978-281-6934.


Joslin Diabetes Fundraiser at Antico Forno, Terramia and Cobblestone Restaurants

Carla Gomez, the owner of Antico Forno, Terramia, and Cobblestone, will donate 100% of proceeds to Joslin Diabetes as part of the CityFeast. Her son suffers from diabetes, so this fundraiser is very close to her heart. She's been committed to fundraising for The Joslin Diabetes Center and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundatio (JDRF). She began CityFeast: Dining out to conquer diabetes to benefit The High Hopes Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center. This takes place every year on the last Sunday in January.


When: May 17, 2015 at 10:00am
Where: 18 Broadway, Salisbury Beach, MA

Cost: $20/rider, $10/passengers & non-riders.

100% of ALL Proceeds to American Diabetes Association



The Gerard J. Jacobs Hockey Jamboree was established as a day for friends and family to come together and remember Gerard.  The "pond style" Jamboree is a simple format that promotes laughter and friendship, two of the many things that were important to Gerard.

Proceeds from the Jamboree have been used to support the Gerard J. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship that was established in memory of Gerard.  Scholarships are awarded to local students that are attending college or pursuing a trade.  We have also been able to purchase and donate a new, state of the art scoreboard/time clock for the Hallenborg Rink at Billerica High, benefiting players from all over the region.

 

We hope you can join us on Saturday, April 25th for a day of hockey, raffles, food and fun.

 

More information: http://www.gerardjacobshockeyjamboree.com/