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BVI Strong T shirts.. #142843
09/13/2017 12:19 PM
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These T shirts are being advertised on Facebook BVI Hurricane Irma with all proceeds going to VISAR...Virgin Island Search and Rescue. Cool logo..nice shirts..support a great operation and shop early for Christmas!

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Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Manpot] #142844
09/13/2017 12:26 PM
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This sounds stupid, but can someone post a link? I dont have FB <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" /> Sorry, thanks. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Clapping.gif" alt="" />


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: ScurvyD] #142845
09/13/2017 12:32 PM
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But they don't deliver to Germany

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Manpot] #142846
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Manpot said:
These T shirts are being advertised on Facebook BVI Hurricane Irma with all proceeds going to VISAR...Virgin Island Search and Rescue. Cool logo..nice shirts..support a great operation and shop early for Christmas!


Thanks!

I am ready to purchase. Does anyone have a confirming link to VISAR or any links on this?

#BVISTONG

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: bigbone] #142847
09/13/2017 12:35 PM
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I've seen two shirt options.

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/hu...ontent=campaign

https://madcoastclothing.com/products/vi...ane-irma-relief

And for what it is worth, I know many people avoid facebook like the plague. But to be honest, it is a HUGE benefit during any kind of disaster. You can always have an account and never use it or never add any friends and keep it hidden..etc.


Matt
Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: maytrix] #142848
09/13/2017 12:44 PM
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Just ordered mine from Custom Ink.

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Lenair] #142849
09/13/2017 12:59 PM
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I'm working with DiveBvi on getting some different "designs" going specific to the BVI as well but here is the first one https://squareup.com/store/customsailingshirts-dot-com?t=merchant-fb

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Lenair] #142850
09/13/2017 01:01 PM
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Just ordered from Mad Coast!

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: maytrix] #142851
09/13/2017 01:03 PM
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And for what it is worth, I know many people avoid facebook like the plague. But to be honest, it is a HUGE benefit during any kind of disaster. You can always have an account and never use it or never add any friends and keep it hidden..etc.


Facebook has been a godsend, people are connecting to missing family members, the pictures coming out are vital to getting the support they need, the info about relief efforts and drop off points, I could go on and on. Made me think if you are ever in a crisis it's really the one way to communicate as long as there is signal. The first messages coming out of the destruction were on there, not phone calls or emails.

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: lauraandrex] #142852
09/13/2017 01:08 PM
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Just ordered mine!

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Twanger] #142853
09/13/2017 01:43 PM
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There is also this one on Kenny Chesney's page:

https://kennychesney.com/store/love-for-love-city-foundation


Colleen


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Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Orange_Burst] #142854
09/13/2017 02:33 PM
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I love Laura's designs, BUT as my 13- year old daughter (who sailed with www.ActionQuest.com this summer) pointed out, "Why buy yet another t-shirt, wouldn't it be better to just donate the full amount (and then some) to VISAR?" I think she's right.... I don't need another t-shirt. Making a direct donation (several t-shirt's worth) now to VISAR. www.visar.org

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: lauraandrex] #142855
09/13/2017 06:09 PM
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Love you Laura..that design brought tears to my eyes. It is hard to break away from worrying about your own problems with all this but we need to be reminded that others are in much worse shape. Once we get a little more settled I will be doing what ever I can to help in every way possible. Met Laura on a sail down island on " Jeannius" with Mike and Jean..and she has become like a kid sister to us..much love and thanks so much for all you do..BUY HER SHIRTS!!!.

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Manpot] #142856
09/13/2017 07:23 PM
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Love the shirts Laura! Thanks for confirming our order so quickly and cannot wait to spread the good word....



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Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Twanger] #142857
09/14/2017 07:03 AM
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Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: postmandug] #142858
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I love the design Laura! Just ordered mine.

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Thistle] #142859
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Thistle said:
I love Laura's designs, BUT as my 13- year old daughter (who sailed with www.ActionQuest.com this summer) pointed out, "Why buy yet another t-shirt, wouldn't it be better to just donate the full amount (and then some) to VISAR?"

THIS!!!!!

Did the math on a couple of those t-shirt websites. In all cases, less than half the money is actually going to VISAR. One in particular has collected over $500 in sales, and has donated just barely over $100. Do the math for yourself, if you don't believe me.

Send VISAR the money, cut out the middle-man, and you'll do even more good. Of course, then you won't have a t-shirt to prove to the world how caring and generous you are. Maybe you care about that. If not, donate directly!

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: denverd0n] #142860
09/14/2017 08:55 AM
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Hey denverd0n, let's not bash people for buying a t-shirt. We don't know what other charities they may or may not have contributed to in ADDITION to buying a t-shirt. Charitable giving, in whatever form you choose, is a personal choice.

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: CottageGirl] #142861
09/14/2017 09:45 AM
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Along those lines...can I assume places like the Soggy Dollar on-line store is run from somewhere else? I was thinking about buying a bunch of stuff for Christmas presents...would think they could use the extra business $$$ coming in.

(I now see Cow Wreck posting about just this kind of thing on FB.)

Last edited by Kirk; 09/14/2017 09:53 AM.

Kirk in Maryland
Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: denverd0n] #142862
09/14/2017 11:04 AM
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Thistle said:
I love Laura's designs, BUT as my 13- year old daughter (who sailed with www.ActionQuest.com this summer) pointed out, "Why buy yet another t-shirt, wouldn't it be better to just donate the full amount (and then some) to VISAR?"

THIS!!!!!

Did the math on a couple of those t-shirt websites. In all cases, less than half the money is actually going to VISAR. One in particular has collected over $500 in sales, and has donated just barely over $100. Do the math for yourself, if you don't believe me.

Send VISAR the money, cut out the middle-man, and you'll do even more good. Of course, then you won't have a t-shirt to prove to the world how caring and generous you are. Maybe you care about that. If not, donate directly!



I understand these sentiments completely, and is one reason why I hesitated on even doing it at first because I had the same thoughts. But people were reaching out to me and asking about doing something and it was determined that this would not detract but add to the relief efforts.

The idea behind it is that sometimes people who aren't able to donate large sums generally hesitate from donating at all and sometimes a little "incentive" helps. On the other hand those that have donated large sums or efforts will also boost donations by grabbing a couple of t-shirts as well because they can and well, people like t-shirts.

I tried to come up with an inspiring message that would ultimately not only drive extra funds that likely would not have been but be inspiring and of course raise awareness. I am tweaking the site to add trusted links to donor sites as info comes in. I see Dirk also has a new campaign going so will be adding that.

Another goal is to also help get the folks on island some as well, once they are accepting clothing donations. I just want them to have something that has an uplifting message.

Anyway, that is the rational behind it and I certainly don't discourage anyone from donating straight away to a group. I am doing it all myself to keep the base costs at the absolute minimum. I am coordinating with DiveBVI who also is working on some designs that they would like to offer folks in addition to their main fundraiser and their response by their FB members has been really positive as well.

All I know is if I can't be there, I can at least donate my time and efforts to something that generates more awareness and donations. As of right now I'm up over $1000 that wasn't there before and I have more promoting to do.

Much love to all!

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: lauraandrex] #142863
09/14/2017 11:08 AM
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It is a positive good thing you are doing!!

Re: BVI Strong T shirts.. [Re: Manpot] #142864
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Love you Laura..that design brought tears to my eyes. It is hard to break away from worrying about your own problems with all this but we need to be reminded that others are in much worse shape. Once we get a little more settled I will be doing what ever I can to help in every way possible. Met Laura on a sail down island on " Jeannius" with Mike and Jean..and she has become like a kid sister to us..much love and thanks so much for all you do..BUY HER SHIRTS!!!.


aww thanks Malcolm, you and C are family! xoxoxo


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