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Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in Our Town

Nov 5, 2012

To Our Customers and Friends,

First of all we hope that everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy is safe and sound.

Many of you may not know, but our offices and most of our employees homes are located in Sayreville, NJ or the surrounding towns.  We lost power Monday night as Sandy hit and our offices were without power until last night.  Our area runs along the Raritan River and many of our friends and family members have completely lost homes and and have been displaced by the storm.  Our schools are shut down until November 13, as more than 1/2 of Sayreville remains without power. We are thankful and grateful to the Alabama Power Company who has been here in Sayreville helping our power company restore power.

If you would like to see some of the devastation that has happened to our small town, here is a video provided by the NJ Star Ledger and NJ.com:

Sayreville coping with serious flood damage, no power

Despite the hurricane, we moved one of our computers to a friend’s house in New York last week who had power and we were working diligently around the clock to try and answer your emails, live chats and process your orders.  It was a slow process, but we did the best we could under the circumstances.

At this time, we have power restored to our offices and we are fully operational again.  We are taking orders.  We are shipping again. All of our computers are up and running, our warehouses are shipping and we are here to answer your questions and help you anyway we can.

All orders will be shipping as fast as humanly possible.  As I write this, our warehouses have been open all weekend long trying to catch up and all orders will go out ASAP.  We thank you for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes that we have received during this time.

We have been in contact with the American Red Cross to set up a fundraising campaign.  We are awaiting their response to see if they will accept us and allow us to sponsor a fundraising drive.  We will offer 5% off all orders and we will donate 5% of the orders who use the coupon to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts to the Red Cross.  As soon as we receive a response from the Red Cross we will let you know.

Our offices are located at 137 Main Street in Sayreville, NJ.  Anyone in the area who has been affected by the Hurricane and is still without power is welcome to come here, warm up and charge their electronics.  We wish we could help more!

It amazes me that in times of natural disasters, how we Americans ban together to help each other.  I am overwhelmed by our local situation and I am thankful and appreciate all the help that people from out of state have done to help not only our community, but everyone affected by Sandy.  We will rebuild!

Stay strong, stay safe.  We will continue to update our Facebook page and this blog in the coming days.  In the meantime we ask that you be patient with us as New Jersey, New York and the entire East Coast recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy.

If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let us know.

All the best,

Erica Tevis,

Founder, www.LittleThingsFavors.com

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