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New website launched to benefit community affected by Irene

October 29, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

JAY - A new website,, has been created to raise awareness and funds for those impacted by Tropical Storm Irene.

Community members are seeking to raise awareness and funds for those impacted in the hamlets of Jay, Upper Jay and AuSable Forks, which were heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. The group that formed the website, the Jay Irene Relief Committee, is made up of residents from the towns of Jay and Keene who are volunteering their time to respond to the needs of neighbors in the wake of Irene. JIRC is working with the town of Jay to raise awareness and funds for Irene victims.

"The website is a resource to let people know what happened to this small mountain community," Eric Klotzko, a member of the JIRC, said in a press release. "It contains a community made documentary film that is compelling and accurately depicts what happened here. Please visit the site, watch the documentary, and help by giving donations, assisting impacted families with goods or services or finding other unique ways to let people know how they can help."

"This website is a wonderful tool for people outside of our immediate area to be able to donate," said Susan Richards, town of Jay clerk to the supervisor. "I encourage our residents to reach out to friends and family to let them know that they can donate at"

"Ward Lumber has committed IT and marketing resources to build and help promote the website," said Jay Ward, president of Ward Lumber in Jay. "It's important to help rebuild and retain homeowners in our communities."

All monies received at go directly to the Jay Irene Relief Fund or to additional charities that you can choose from on the site.



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