This being Thanksgiving Eve it seems appropriate to reflect on things we feel grateful for and to also look a bit deeper, and ask how we can share what is is we feel fortunate to have been given this season, no matter how small.
This was a brutal storm season leaving thousands still without basic services and others still digging out after rains of biblical proportions left them devastated.
For us in Key West, we don't have to look far to see how fortunate we are. Just look 20 miles or so up the road to find families still reeling from Irma's landfall,
So with all this in mind, we here at The Green Parrot along with with Coast Projects looked closely at what we have been given, and looked to see just how we can share it, and try to add some balm to the suffering of some of our less fortunate neighbors.
Knowing that music can be a healer as well as a unifier, we are asking our patrons to try to remember, for just one night, how much wonderful music they have heard on our little corner in the past months, years, for some even decades, all for free. Never a cover, all for the price of a beer.
So next Thursday, November 30th, we are asking to our patrons open their hearts and come to our "Coast is Clear" benefit, beginning at 9:00 p.m.
We invite you to come and punch your own ticket depending on whatever joy you think this past 20 years or so of free music is worth, think about what years of "no cover, no minimum no wonder" has brought you, and whatever you can afford, any donation is appreciated
Get ready for for a great night of music with Patrick and The Swayzees, at 9:00 and Skank at 11:00, plus some very special guests generously supplied by Coast Projects.
So the "Coast is Clear", time to give a little back to those neighbors most in need, especially those with families, and holidays fast approaching, and we truly believe you will you will leave much richer than you arrived.
100% of all donations will go to the Vineyard Community Church on Big Pine Key who have been such a compassionate and effective conduit for relief efforts every day since Irma's landfall.#coastisclear#greenparrotbar#irmarelief#keywest#vineyardcommunitychurch
We love to see @belmondcapjuluca ‘s General Manager @tiagomsarmento alongside the @anguillastronger team distributing donated goods to the community of Anguilla. How to help this holiday season - visit the donation Link @belmondcapjuluca #anguillastronger
***Up to $50,000 for the USVI Schools*** I am forming a fitness and nutrition accountability group that will start in December, centered around a brand new program designed specifically to help FAMILIES discover the fun of fitness and nutrition together. Every exercise requires a PARTNER, so it’s perfect for: 💪🏻parents and kids (put down those screens!)
💪🏻spouses and partners
The truly exciting part is that the more people who join this group, the greater chance there is for us to make a substantial donation to the schools in the US Virgin Islands.
For every new customer who joins the accountability group this month, I will personally donate $25 to your child’s school (or another school of your choosing). In addition to these personal contributions, my company will be making 8 donations totalling $180,000 (2x $50,000, 2x $25,000, 2x $10,000 and 2x $5,000) to select schools. I have selected the USVI schools as the recipient of any corporate donations, but in order to make that happen, I need your help.
Please share this far and wide! Share in your school communities, with the PTA, with the principals and gym teachers, and the coaches in your town.
If you’re ready to make it happen and join us in December, PM or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the details on how to get started. Thank you so much for your help! 🙏🏻❤️🌱💪🏻
Here is a thank you note that we received from Pastor @matthewwkeller of @nextlevelswfl in Fort Myers, Florida. Because of your generosity, we played a part in enabling their church to bring relief to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and hundreds coming to Christ! Thank you!!! #oneChurch#ServeAllLoveAll#IrmaRelief
@lifechurchbuffalo, I just wanted to share with you a thank you note that I received from Pastor @matthewwkeller of @nextlevelswfl in Fort Myers, Florida. Because of your generosity, we played a part in enabling their church to bring relief to thousands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and hundreds coming to Christ! Thank you!!! #oneChurch#ServeAllLoveAll#IrmaRelief
Tomorrow is a day I’ve been dreading but I’m so excited for you to get to experience doing what you love in the Virgin Islands. You make me so proud to call you mine. I love you Jack Battle❤️ #mylineman#irmarelief#cityoftallahasseeutilities
"I am an AmeriCorps member and I will GET. THINGS. DONE."
To the 400+ @americorpsnccc and FEMA Corps members who wrapped up their terms of service this week: You've set the bar high. Congratulations and THANK YOU for your service!
These teams gave it their all on projects across the country, including crucial response and relief efforts after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Check out photos from this week's graduation in Texas. 📸Photos by Lia Epps. @liaeppsphotography
More essential supplies arrived at the @anguillastronger Relief Center yesterday. The team will be busy distributing them this week. #anguillastronger#givingbackfeelsgood#irmarelief#regram @belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @zemibeachhouse @belmond @aubergeresorts @tide.detergent
More essential supplies arrived at @anguillastronger Relief Center yesterday. Our Team will be busy distributing them this week. 🙏🏼 #anguillastronger#givingbackfeelsgood#irmarelief
@belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @zemibeachhouse @fsanguilla @belmond @aubergeresorts @tide.detergent
Having completed every edition of the #rorctransatlanticrace to date, Challenger will return to Lanzarote to compete in the 4th edition of the race.
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Challenger is a modified Whitbread 60 (19.50m) and was built in 1997 for the America’s Challenge team for the Whitbread Round the World Race. Chris Stanmore-Major (CDN) is a regular Caribbean visitor, and keen to support the hurricane-torn islands and regattas. She is operated by Spartan Ocean Racing, with Chris Stanmore-Major who has over 250,000 nm under his belt, at the helm. Spartan operates a fleet of 60ft race boats that allow sailors of all ages and skill levels to experience inshore & offshore races, regattas and voyages.
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In response to the Caribbean hurricane relief fund, they will be donating 10% of every booking in the race to aid efforts on the ground in Sint Maarten.
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This winter solstice, slip unnoticed into the#FaerieRealm where Believing is Seeing.
Discover the series #KirkusReviews described as, “…A vivid and intricate fantasy tale about the ties that bind and the conflicts between two realms.” Help us spread the healing energy of Faerie--Get your signed copy (or all 3 books in the series) and the author will match your purchase with a donation to a literary group of your choice affected by recent natural disasters.
Spotted these happy faces at our Relief Center today enjoying lunch. Are they smiling because lunch was delicious or because that’s what Anguillans do? #smilelikeananguillan#anguillastronger#irmarelief#anguilla @belmondcapjuluca @malliouhana @zemibeachhouse @belmond @aubergeresorts @fsanguilla
Thanks @artistsmakingchanges for take donations to Cuba for the victims of Hurricane Irma. Thanks to every person who donated in our 2 events. Follow @artistsmakingchanges to see more pics from this humanitarian journey.
Our @mpactsports class is about to begin and we have a VIP here from St Croix to help us talk about the hurricane damage in the Virgin Islands! Annie evacuated for Hurricane Irma, but she went back home to prepare for Hurricane Maria. Fortunately, she and her kids barely made it on a few extra seats on a fly back to the mainland in time to avoid the next hurricane. Her home ended up being flooded, and she lost her car. Read more about the hurricane damage and learn how to help with the link in our bio!
"when you find yourself in the position to help someone, be happy because the almighty is answering that person's prayer through you"-unknown #weareprivileged
Ive been to St thomas many times before, but this time was different. There was pain . Post hurricaine Irma/ maria pain, everywhere. Though I hadnt seen the worst from what I was told, It looked like the worst to me from how I remembered it before. one Image that stands strong in my mind, was when driving through a neighborhood I saw a home in ruble and the only thing standing was 1 fridge and a small counter top. Its crazy what the power of natural disater can do. After all the help I could provide (which I didnt feel was enough) I still can say this was one of the most fulfilling trips Ive been on EVER!! Also the most exhausting. As much pain as I saw on the island I saw 10x more beauty and love in the locals. The love, compassion and smiles and support that they have for eachother is beyond what I could have ever imagined to be. It was as if nothing bad had ever even happened. They are the true definition of #VISTRONG . One of the reasons why I always found myself going back. My only wish would be for the rest of america to be the same. Thats how you rebuild land!!
I want to thank @allhandsvolunteers for the opportunity to have me on board and for fulfilling my dream to be apart of a disaster response team with some amazing, inspiring team leaders and volunteers from all over. Also want to thank all of my fellow torontonians who helped make my small little humanitarian dream kick off to an amazing start. You helped me reach my goals and trusted and believed in me. I couldnt have done this without your support. ^
The amount love and motivating messages I got from many of you following my journey was soo touching. You inspire me to do more. This is just the beginning of many more countries I plan to target and make a difference in the near future inshallah (god willing). God bless you all xoxo🙏😘😘 #DreamBelieveAchieve#volunteer#postirma#irmarelief#hurricanerelief#VISTRONG#Islandstrong#help#donate#thankyou#godisgreat#onelove#cometogether#makeadifference#changetheworld
Thanks so much @thenewcuba @jauretsi @cuba.one @cheriecancio for all the support in this relief mission as a crew headed into the most affected cities hit by Irma (Caibarien, Remedios, Camaguey, Santa Clara) So many people to thank. To @cumbancha_party and @colorsandstripes @trophybar who spearheaded the NY event and @majorlazer for being so generous and throwing a big chunk of change to us from their PR/Caribbean concert.
After class on Sunday in our shopping center stop by Autoberfest over 40 gourmet food trucks, live bands, and auto show benefiting Collier County Charities and Irma Relief!!! Hit it hard in class so you can hit it hard at the food trucks!
Great afternoon at McStews in Levittown for the Rockers For Relief benefit going to help the dolphin research center in a Marathon FLA. @whiskeygrin up next! @mcstewsirishsportspub #localmusic#dolphins#irmarelief