I would like to apologize as administrator of this flood fundraiser blog for the complete lack of updates. Pangea House threw a festival, life got back to quasi-normal, and the blog has been neglected. This is not for lack of love and admiration for all of the fine people who have put on fundraisers for Minot. The funds are ever appreciated and we’ll do our damnedest to keep the updates flowing. The total raised is currently inaccurate – we’re just double checking before we post new numbers.
Our friend Marty over at Minor Bird Records threw together an excellent show over at the Palace Lounge in Missoulathat netted $253 for Flood relief. And to top it off – Randy “THE MACHO MAN” Savage graced the flier. Thank you!
Credit goes to Patrick Houdek for the awesome photo! Thanks for you help with the show, too!
Chicago! Holy! Jonathan Pool and friends put together an amazing show in Chicago. They raised $1500. $1500! And the Sass Dragons reunited for the show. The Sass Dragons! Excessive use of exclamation aside, we can’t thank all of you folks enough for your work and your generosity. Damn Chicago!
WHAT WE’VE DONE
We’ve been busy over here in the Magic City. Outside of our day-to-day, we’ve also done our fair share of house mucking and charitable giving. We pooled $800 of the collected funds and bought gift cards to send to friends/family/acquaintances who have been flooded and need supplies to rebuild. We’ve heard of all kinds of awesome uses for these funds: cleaning supplies, wood, breaker boxes, etc. We also spent $380 on a super-secret-not-yet-revealed-fundraising-effort-to-repay-all-those-who-have-set-up-shows-in-your-towns. I don’t want to spoil the secret until the mail has been sent, but it’s cool
Thank you all for the care and kindness and hard work that has raised such incredible funds for our flooded city. We are trying to do our best to use those funds in a way that seems equitable and appropriate. We will keep you posted on our progress and hey – there’s still fundraisers happening all over the place. Some Minneapolis folks (LUPE!) just set up an awesome show at Memory Lanes to benefit flood relief (more details soon!) and Tyson is throwing another benefit in Missoula. Damn we have great friends.
We love you all! Signed, Pangea House.
Our friends Joe and Elly helped organize an outdoor event in Portland featuring rock and roll, tall bikes, and good times. They also gave it a great title – Tall Bikes Keep Heads Above Water: Punk Rock Relief for Minot Flooding. Throughout the days festivities they raised $152. Thank you folks so very much!
Fargo raised a whole hell of a lot of money. $756! Dave from Fargo commented with some details, so I’ll let his words describe the super rad event:
The Fargo benefit, which happened on August 6th at the Aquarium, was pretty tight. FROZEN TEENS came up from Minneapolis, THE CASS COUNTY UGLIES reunited, and HOW ACCIDENTS HAPPEN, CHAD BORSHEIM, LAVA-PROOF BOOTS, and KABOOM RAWR played as well. We raised $769, which will be on its way to Minot tomorrow with Bill in the form of a giant cardboard check.
Kensie Wallner also took some really awesome photos attached below. Thanks all for the great work you’ve done! We’ll have some photos of the hilarious cardboard check in the upcoming days.
Remember when we we posted about ordering gloves and face masks? Turns out they were all back-ordered and no one let us know. Lame! So, before Why Not! Fest this year we wanted to stock up for any volunteers that might make it our way. So, we two day shipped some supplies from Amazon, including more heavy duty gloves and a few respirators for us stuck on the home front. There have also been a ton of rad fundraisers and a bunch of work done in the last few weeks. Expect a whole bunch of updates.
50 MASKS + 50 PAIRS OF NITRILE GLOVES + 5 3M RESPIRATORS = $247.78
Ryan Sorge and fellow Minot ex-pats threw together a great show in Minnneapolis, netting another $265 in donations. Thank you all so very much! Holy moly.
Johnny Unicorn, native of Seattle, performed at Pangea House on July 2nd and auctioned off the original artwork of his new record Thinking Hard to Overcome Nervousness. The auction and hat-passing that followed raised $135 for the Floodraiser. Check out Johnny Unicorn’s work, he’s a great guy.
Art Lipitan – Minot native currently residing in Minneapolis – passed a hat and raised $111 at a recent performance in Minneapolis. Another concert is planned for July 16 with Ryan Sorge (Modern Mercenary; also of Minot) to raise additional funds. Thanks so much Art and everyone else involved.