How to Help Locally

                                           United for Puerto Rico

In times of tragedy, it is hard to know where to begin to offer help and support. After the severe hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico, we didn’t have to look far to find an easy way to get involved and show some (local) love.

LoveLiveLocal favorite and original supporter (he created our logo!), Vinnie Arnone of Cabo Cado has created a line of tee shirts that are both adorable and productive. One hundred percent of sales go directly to United for Puerto Rico(Unidos por Puerto Rico)an initiative in PR providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.

Vinnie’s wife and creative collaborator, Claudia del Castillo, is from Puerto Rico where most of her family still lives. Vinnie and Claudia reside in a beautiful bungalow under the Bourne Bridge but visit Puerto Rico several times a year.

Many of us know Cabo Cado’s iconic line of Cape and Islands products, but did you know you can find their tote bags, koozies, postcards and more with a Puerto Rico-inspired design? In addition to the special, limited-editionhurricane relief tees, Cabo Cado is donating one hundred percent of sales of any Puerto Rico products to United for Puerto Rico…so start shopping!

Shop Local. Think Global.

Thank you, Vinnie + Claudia!

Cape Love for Love City
As a coastal community with a sailing, surfing, and generally sea-loving population, it’s no surprise that many Cape Codders and local businesses have strong ties to St. John in the USVI, where hurricane season has unleashed catastrophic damage. Friends, family and supporters have stepped up to help in any way they can, including the organizers of a local benefit for St. John’s Rescue, Inc.

Stephanie Swanson of the Naked Oyster, Heidi Pleso of Fiddlestix, Karen Butler Terrio of Misaki and Casey Gallant of Pickle Jar Kitchen have banded together to raise funds that will go directly to the people and businesses on St. John. The Cape Love for Love City Irma Relief Benefit will take place on October 15 at 3 p.m. at the Naked Oyster in Hyannis, and it’s a party you won’t want to miss!

Your ticket will get you an incredible spread of food, including fresh shucked oysters and rolled sushi at the raw bar, signature cocktails like Dark & Stormys and Painkillers, live entertainment, a silent auction and fantastic door prizes! Plus, the Patriots will be on for football fans!

We strongly encourage you to buy tickets in advance for this sure-to-be-amazing fundraiser.

Local Hurricane Relief Efforts

Local police departments step up in more ways than one, and they do so for other communities in times of need as well. Our own Cape Cod PDs have joined forces with their counterparts in Florida to collect and send relief supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 storm that hit Florida and the Caribbean in mid-September causing damage and destruction in much of its wake.

They will collect the following supplies through Friday, October 6: baby formula, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, packages of unopened underwear, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste,  razors, hand-held can openers, cleaning supplies, school supplies, cat litter, pet food, first-aid kits and gift cards.

In addition to the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, nine local police departments are serving as drop-off points, including those in Sandwich, Bourne, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, and Wellfleet.

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