Over the past two weeks, two of our long-time clients and friends found themselves directly in the path of Hurricane Irma. We were grateful to be able to help them get through the storm and the aftermath in ways that we could.

Blanchards Restaurant (https://blanchardsrestaurant.com), located on the beautiful island of Anguilla, was directly in the path of this massive and powerful hurricane. The island was devastated. Melinda and Bob Blanchard contacted as soon as they could, and we sprang into action to set up a donation page. We worked with their longtime designer, Denise Cupoli to code, program and establish links to the page. We then set up a Google AdWords campaign for “Anguilla Hurricane Relief”. And we continued to work with Mel to respond to any questions that people had when making donations. The result: Blanchards raised more than $500,000 to help rebuild Anguilla. They began using the money to purchase and import generators.

To contribute to the Blanchards Hurricane Relief fund, please Click Here.

HLB Gravier (http://hlbgravier.com), an accounting company located in Miami, FL, was put out of commission during the storm. We stayed in constant contact with managing partner Lenny Gravier, posting updates on the site for his employees and clients. His office building finally opened on Thursday, September 14. We then posted a pop-up news alert instructing clients that “The IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Irma” – a big relief to people in the area who need to concentrate on putting their lives and their homes back together.

Our best wishes go out to everyone affected by the storm.