If you know who Deb and Vinny are you know who I am talking about. If not, you can still help.
Deb Carney and Vinny O’hare are two affiliate industry veterans who have been hit particularly hard by the recent storm. They live right on the water in NY and their house was flooded. Last night Vinny said he went to his house and his refrigerator was floating in his kitchen. They are both safe but their house was under a lot of water. I don’t know too many specifics but it sounds like it was at least 6-8 feet of water.
They got some stuff packed up and moved out (computers, cameras, photos, etc.) but that still leaves a LOT of stuff that got destroyed by the flooding. All in all it really sucks.
But there is one thing I know about the affiliate marketing industry and that is we help each other out. We celebrate weddings and births of children together, we mourn the passing of friends together, and when one of our own is in trouble we step up and help out as evidence by the $80K+ that Affiliate Marketers Give Back raised for breast cancer with their walk a few days back of which Vinny was a part.
Karen Garcia of GTO Management has set up a ChipIn account for all of us to contribute. Or you can just click on the widget below. Deb and Vinny have helped many of us in the industry in the past and here is an easy way to tell them thanks for all they have done. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.
UPDATE: Nov 2nd – Vinny and Deb still have no power, water, heat, or much in the way of food. They will need to replace pretty much everything. They haven’t been able to get out and get food, gas, changes of clothes, or any of those other things we take for granted every day. Donate now to help them out!
UPDATE: As of Nov. 2nd we are up to $6890.59. Keep it up!
If you aren’t aware of what is going on in Broad Channel where Deb and Vinny live check out the following videos and news articles. They are kind of a forgotten neighborhood right now. There has been very little aid there so far. The relief agencies haven’t done much yet so there is a great need. The local firehouse vehicles were destroyed, everything reeks of gas, oil and sewage, and there is little chance of power being restored before Nov 11th.