I met Jen this summer at Healthy Living Summit. I remember her inspiring smile, great attitude, passion for her children, and passion for fitness. The way she talks about her kids and family makes anyone want to meet them. Two weeks ago we were enjoying yoga together during my Yoga for Runners event.
Just a week ago I spent an hour with her during at the Lululemon event for marathon runners. She was so humble and thankful for Lululemon’s hospitality. During our run that day, we spent time talking about the New York City Marathon and how excited she was to run a race that started from her home of Staten Island.
Fast forward a week and she and her family are now homeless. As if they are in a nightmare, they lost everything during Hurricane Sandy, almost including her husband. Their story is incredible. Here is a video of them from the news this week.
Immediately, a number of us wanted to do things to help Jen, a fellow health and wellness blogger in the New York area who has inspired so many of us. While we’ve donated to the site her friends created to raise money for the family, Bo and I thought that creating a rebuilding registry could be a great way to help them start over! Unfortunately the only way I knew to create a registry on Target was through a wedding registry. Let’s help them celebrate Christmas this year in a home filled with love and all the necessities so Jen and her husband can provide their children a season filled with toys and delicious, healthy food. Click on the below link to shop their registry!
Jen and her family need all the basics to fill the new rental home they are searching for on Staten Island in addition to things for her children, an adorable 2 year old girl and an active 7 year old boy. If you’d like to support them, feel free to shop the registry here. Anything purchased will go directly to Jen and is greatly appreciated. We’ll be updating the registry on a daily basis, including items that can protect she and her family from the cold weather quickly blanketing our area and Christmas presents for the children.
We’d love for you to share this post and link on any form of social media or with your friends and family so we can help them out as much as possible! Every bit counts!