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Jon Rose Jon Rose clean water champion. pro surfer. global changer.

Jon Rose founded the non-profit organization Waves for Water, which works with world leaders and strategic partners to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. [www.wavesforwater.org]

Friends,

I wish I were reaching out under better circumstances. Super storm Sandy has absolutely decimated the North Eastern seaboard.

I am currently coordinating a full-fledged relief initiative with my team at Waves For Water. We have a lot of experience with disaster relief on every level, and though we normally focus on clean water, this time we’ll be assisting with many needs – first response survival supplies, rubble removal, and rebuilding, and more.

We’ll be focusing primarily on the surf-based coastal communities in Jersey and NY to start. But once we have a solid handle on what the best on-the-ground course of action(s) will be, we can potentially delegate different crews in different areas up and down the coast to replicate it. Right now I’m still gathering intel and devising our plan for phase 1, but we are sending out an official release stating our overall plan shortly. This will coincide with a feature story on our homepage too, with a donate button specifically for this effort.

The devastation is so widespread, and the needs are beyond comprehension. I feel like it is our duty and responsibility to respond, and I am really looking at our (W4W) effort specifically as a vessel for the surf community to funnel their support through. I am going to run a very focused and streamlined effort that specifically addresses the families and businesses of the surf communities that were wiped out. I feel that we can serve as a bridge connecting support from the global surf community directly to our brothers and sisters in need along the east coast. This is my goal. If we are ultimately able to help families that have been the pillars of their community for generations, rebuild their homes and businesses, we will have succeeded. I am confident we can do so.

It’ll be a long road… but with one foot in front of the other, we will get there…

At this point, the best ways to help will be donations. We will be allocating the funds according to the needs on the ground, but as I stated before, primarily towards first response survival supplies (food, water, clothing, shovels, blankets, etc.), rubble removal (trucks and manpower), and rebuilding (materials, lumber, carpenters, etc).

You can track the progress of our efforts at the site above.

Thank you for your support,

– Jon Rose

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