As the people of Houston rebuild after the devastating Hurricane the people of Florida are preparing for a category 5 hurricanes heading in to the state right now. Hurricane Irma is just making land fall and expected to pummel the area on Sunday and Monday. Area residence are boarding up houses and hunkering down with all the supplies they have been able to gather. Many area resident have left the state for higher ground and as is the case in many natural disasters it is the poor and lower income people who can't afford to leave and must do their best to weather the storm.
Todd Dennison is the chairman of the Sarasota country Libertarian Party and is already preparing to take to the streets after Irma passes to clear roads and downed trees with chain saws. He has offered to help with supplies like water, toiletries and food and just yesterday put out a call to action on facebook for people to donate to his efforts. Todd has a track record of helping his community with crypto donations and a few years back did some homeless out reach with bitcoin under the banner Dogecoin Not bombs. You can see some of the photos from this project on twitter and facebook.
We have set up a multi-sig wallet with Todd and this blog post will serve as a log for photos of his efforts and a call for more donations, if you can help your neighbor in this time of need please help Todd with the resources needed to make a positive impact.
Alternatively, donations through PayPal can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd is armed with the Gyft app to buy supplies at Target, Home depot and Walmart and should be able to cash out some bitcoin to his bank with his coinbase account. He has pledged 100% of funds donated to this effort to go to helping his community and is willing to share his bank statement and receipts for complete transparency.