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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:14

Annapolis, MD, Tornado Leaves Businesses, Locals in Need of Donations

Written by Jacob Baumgart, Patch
Annapolis residents and businesses asked for donations to help them recover from the tornado spawned Sept. 1 from Tropical Depression Ida. Chris's Charcoal Pit, a Greek restaurant pictured above, has a GoFundMe raising money for its workers.  Annapolis residents and businesses asked for donations to help them recover from the tornado spawned Sept. 1 from Tropical Depression Ida. Chris's Charcoal Pit, a Greek restaurant pictured above, has a GoFundMe raising money for its workers.  Jacob Baumgart/Patch

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...the community will be there for them."

 

Annapolis resident Lewis Woodward also asked for assistance. Woodward noted the tornado missed his house, but lightning struck a neighboring tree. A large limb then shattered and crashed into his roof.

 

Donors have contributed $1,570 to Woodward's repairs. That is $70 more than the goal, but Marylanders can still fund Woodward's cause at this link.

 

"My friend Lew is one of the good ones," Melissa Lauren shared on Facebook. "Please help if you can. Even small amounts add up. Thank you!"

 

Annapolitans can additionally donate to a citywide tornado recovery fundraiser by clicking here.

 

These stories reflect the widespread destruction that Ida cast across the northeastern U.S. GoFundMe created a centralized hub that lists all of the region's fundraisers related to Ida relief. That portal is explorable here.

 

The donation website also sponsors a general Hurricane Relief Fund that lends a hand to all summer storm victims. To visit that page, click this link.

 

"Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the remnants of Hurricane Ida," GoFundMe spokesperson Meghan Kee told Patch in an email. "In the wake of this unimaginable tragedy there are many families who need support, and through GoFundMe they are able to safely receive help from the community as they move forward."

 

We thank Patch for reprint permission.

 

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