Note from Galapagos Art Space after Sandy
After Hurricane Sandy, Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka Swiss Miss) ran a Smallknot campaign on behalf of Galapagos Art Space to help rebuild after the storm. The community response was overwhelming and immediate. We wanted to share a part of the note from the director, Robert Elmes, that was sent to his supporters after the campaign.
“But we still felt like there was a huge hill to climb and that we were stuck milling about the bottom of it wondering what to do. We were spending a lot of unplanned / un-budgeted money to clean, and the essentials that we needed to replace in order to operate the venue and get open again were just out of reach.
And then, from absolutely nowhere, came Tina’s Smallknot campaign. It’s hard to describe what it felt like and what it meant to us when we found out. Tina didn’t ask us, she didn’t let us know, she just did it knowing that we needed help and that she could do something that would help us. It felt like the clouds parted ten feet and sunshine poured down on us, like someone - a bunch of you, it turns out - cared. The affect on us as a staff was immediate and sudden; we were awed. We got to work.
Sometimes all we need to know is that someone cares, that in a city as big as New York City that there are people looking out for you and who want to help if you fall down. None of us gets to feel that all of the time, it’s a part of living here not to be able to, and part of the challenge. But in the big moments, the really important moments, we all hope that our friends will be there for us near or far - and you were. We’re deeply grateful for that.”