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Donations for Hurricane Harvey Knifemakers

We have all seen the devastation of hurricane Harvey. We would like to help our knife maker brothers that have been wiped out to get back on their feet. This isn’t about advertising. This isn’t about making us look good. This is about doing the right thing and about helping people in need. If I could do this quietly I would but I can’t. These guys need your help and I am going bang the drum as loud as I can to get some help headed their way.

What: USAknifemaker.com will match donations up to $2,000 in knife making supplies for full time knife makers that have lost their shops to the hurricane and flood. If I can manage more, I will but right now it’s the best I can do. If public donations do not reach $2,000 for the match, we will still give out the full $2,000 in the form of gift certificates to USAknifemaker.com. I hope we can max this out to $4,000+

Who: We will give $250 gift certificates to 8 (at minimum, we hope for at least 16 or more) full time knife makers that have had their shops destroyed by floods. It’s not enough to restock a shop. I get that. I also understand there are hundreds, maybe thousands of part time makers that also have had tragic losses and I wish we could help everyone. Those makers that depend on knife making as their primary income can use our help as a community. Send donations in care of Knifemaker Harvey Relief to USAknifemaker.


Send a check, cash, use Paypal or a credit card. We will cover the Paypal and Credit card fees. We will total up the donations and match up to $2,000 to be given out as gift certificates to 8 full time makers. If the total of public donations exceeds $2,000, we will compile the extra and give out as many $250 gift certificates as the funds allow. 100% of donations will be given out.We will recap all activity on Knifedogs.com for full transparency in this thread: https://knifedogs.com/threads/support-for-houston-area-knife-makers-seeking-donations-info.46778/

We are asking you to provide names and contact information of full time knife makers in and around the Houston area that you know have lost their shop or had significant shop damage. We do not need a list of random names of makers in the area. We need to know who got hurt in this. We will have to filter out opportunists so we will require proof of loss in the form of pictures of their shop and a short description of damage. To be clear, we aren’t “covering” any other losses. There are other agencies for that. We are trying to help those that lost their knife making shop.

I am hoping for a lot of interest and support. I will have a thread on Knifedogs.com to track donations, candidates and awards and to keep this transparent.

I welcome your input and suggestions on how the knife making community can step up and lend a hand.

Post your comments and suggestions on Knifedogs.com here: https://knifedogs.com/threads/support-for-houston-area-knife-makers-seeking-donations-info.46778/

Respectfully,

Tracy Mickley

Owner
Midwest Knifemakers Supply, llc
dba USAknifemaker.com
2650 9th Ave Mankato, MN 56001

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