(The following was written by Brother Michael Perillo-Gentile '11, whose hometown in New Jersey was hit hard by Hurrican Sandy) Dear Brothers:
Hurricane Sandy has caused pain and devastation to families throughout the Northeast that cannot be conveyed through any words. As a native and current resident of the Jersey Shore, I have witnessed firsthand the great suffering that continues to be endured. A great deal of our brothers reside in the Tri-State area and were also affected by the storm. The rebuilding of all the destroyed homes and businesses will take years and requires monetary support.
As a brother of the greatest and most generous Fraternity in the world, I am writing you today to ask you to please contribute to the relief collection that the Pi Chapter of Zeta Psi has established for the hurricane victims. We need to help these people rebuild the lives that the storm stole from them. All of the proceeds go directly to the victims.
We have identified two legitimate charities that will accept tax-deductible donations. Please make checks payable to either "Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund" or "Hope for New York" with "Hurricane Sandy" specified in the memo. Mike Bruce '08 will be collecting all of the checks and mailing them into the proper authorities. You can mail your donations to him at 7 Madden Avenue, Milford, MA 01757, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Links to both charities can be found below. If you decide to donate online, please let Mike or I know so that we can recognize your donation once the campaign ends.
I want to thank you so much for any amount you can spare during these hard times. You have no idea how much the people affected by the storm will appreciate your support. Feel free to contact me with any questions or thoughts at email@example.com. Thanks again and God bless.
In TKPhi, Michael "PG" Perillo-Gentile '11 firstname.lastname@example.org