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Let's Feed Florida with Relief NOW

Let's Feed Florida with Relief NOW - Dirty Coast

This shirt helps raise funds for Relief NOW.

Sitting at his kitchen table watching the news Ryan Fitzmorris told his wife, he felt like he should do something.  So he called his brother John and asked him to join in an idea he had on how to help.  A Facebook post later a dropsite was set-up at the Greek Church on Robert E Lee.  St Joseph's Church of Port Arthur, Texas was contacted. Within 3 days of sitting at his kitchen table they were in Texas serving hamburgers to 350 parishioners and had filled a 26 foot truck, a sprinter van and Ryan's pickup truck with necessities. He knew at that moment the human spirit was alive and well. He knew everyone wanted to do something but didn't feel they had a means or an outlet.

The following week Ryan contacted Burgau and Bonifacic at Central City BBQ, used their place as a dropsite filled up 3 trucks, joined forces with Robert Faust, embarked for Rockport, Texas where Harvey made landfall.  They contacted Sacred Heart Church and proceeded to feed close to 5000 people with 10 people for the trip.

As Ryan says, "Things took off, so we didn't stop, so on Tuesday we leave for Sebring, Florida to St Catherine Church to bring supplies and enough Red Beans and Rice to feed 5000 people." 

A nonprofit called Relief NOW has been formed. They nicknamed their delivery team The Irish Armada and filed for a 501(c)(3).  

This shirt will raise funds to help them feed as many folks as they can in Florida.

For every 100 bucks raised from the sale of 10 shirts we can help pay for the following:

5 cases of water (40pack) 
48 Rolls of Toilet Paper 
15 Rolls of Paper Towels 
1 case of diapers (176 count) 
1 case of wipes (1000 count)

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Chad Thilborger

Chad Thilborger

I evacuated from Florida to New Orleans with my partner. Instead of sitting around watching to see what was happening to the state, we went with Ryan to Texas. It was an experience we will never forget. We are filled with gratitude and will do whatever we can going forward to help this incredible group moving forward!

Peg Stephenson

Peg Stephenson

Am so thankful for the outpouring of love and support! I am fine but so many are still in need! Thank you for your concern!




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