Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit
On October 4, Love INC of the Greater Gowanda Area along with various members of the community will be hosting a Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit, “Rock’n Relief ‘09”, in an effort to raise donations for rebuilding area homes and neighborhoods that were lost and damaged during the Gowanda flood of August 9-10, 2009. The Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit will be hosted at the Gowanda American Legion Post 409, located at 100 Legion Drive in Gowanda, New York. With a $20 admittance donation, festivities will run from 1:00 – 9:00pm and include live music, beer, soda, food, hog roast, silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 drawing. The event will also host a bounce house for children and be “kid friendly”. Children under 12 are free with paid parent or legal guardian, and children under 18 accompanied by both paid parents are free. Presale tickets are available at the Gowanda American Legion or at the door. On the day of the benefit, volunteers will also be needed to help with setup and organization of the day’s events and activities. Just show up after 9am and let them know you are there to volunteer.
Gowanda, New York and neighboring towns suffered tremendous losses of over 80 million dollars in damages to homes, roads and neighborhoods. It was a devastating event that also claimed the lives of Ted Stitzel and Floyd C. Farley of Gowanda, New York, and this day will be in their memory. Several people were evacuated and several hundred volunteers from the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and volunteer firemen from all over Western New York area joined together during this unforgettable flood and crisis that ensued. Now today the community and families are left without homes or are still displaced due to one of nature’s devastations. The Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit is the community’s response to turn around this tragedy and bring some relief back to families and the community, by helping them to rebuild their homes and neighborhoods, with your help!
Monetary donations can be made to Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit and submitted to Love INC, PO Box 243, Gowanda, NY 14070. Small donations such as food, clothing, and small appliances can be made to their temporary headquarters at 10 Jamestown Street, Gowanda, NY 14070. Large donations such as bulk item food and furniture will also be accepted, please call 716-801-2526 for details.
A special thank you goes out to the sponsors of the Gowanda Flood Relief Benefit, Love INC, Gowanda Correctional Facility, Collins Correctional Facility, Gowanda American Legion Post 409, Creativeshark Marketing & Design, Gateway Printing & Graphics Inc., Evenhouse Printing. All food & beverage vendors, contributors and volunteers. We thank you all!
For more information contact:
Love INC, PO Box 243, Gowanda, NY 14070
gowandaloveinc [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Love INC small donations 716-532-3541
- Love INC large donations 716-801-2526