Phoenicia Relief Fund Update!

The outpouring of support from our camp community has been tremendous.   With more than 100 applicants, we wish we could have provided even more help, but due to the overwhelming number of requests and the vastness of the losses suffered by our community, this is simply the best that we can do.

To date, we have now distributed in excess of $124,000, more than $18,000 of which was collected directly from our camp families, staff, alumni and fellow community members.  The losses inflicted on the greater Shandaken community have been devastating.  As a part of this wonderful area for the past fifty years, we see this effort as our obligation to a region that has done so much for our camp and for me.  I have spent every summer in this community since 1967, and I cannot remember a greater catastrophic loss that effected so many.

Hopefully, this contribution provides some measure of relief and helps, in some way, to get our neighbors back to where they were before Irene.

– Jay Jacobs

DISPERSION OF FUNDS RECEIVED:

AMOUNT DISPERSED NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS
0 – $500 31
$501 – $1,000 55
$1,001 – $2,000 13
$2,001 – $5,000 19

In addition to the funds above, $1,865.57 was given to the Phoenicia Rotary for supplies to help clean up immediately after the storm, and an additional $2,500-$5,000 will be donated to the Town of Phoenicia to help with rebeautification.

When Hurricane Irene hit the Catskills on August 25th, 2011, many homes and businesses were left in shambles. The Timber Lake Foundation responded by starting The Phoenicia Relief Fund to help our neighbors rebuild after this catastrophic event.  You can read Jay’s original post and learn more about the fund here.

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