My Good Friends,

Thank you so much for contributing to the Recovery Pledge crowd-funding campaign. Together, we raised just under $10,000. Even though we did not raise the target amount, we validated the idea of consumer-driven disaster recovery.

Marta and I learned a great deal from this undertaking. Most of all, we connected with you. We will continue to work very hard on your behalf to build the Recovery Pledge marketplace.

Please contact us anytime. 

Sincerely,
Chris and Marta Girdwood
cgirdwood@recoverypledge.com

 
 
Here is our transcribed 30 second pitch that we delivered at the TechSparks event in Pasadena:

"I was working in New Orleans after the oil spill in 2010 where I witnessed the sharp decline in sales that small businesses face after the disaster.

We designed Recovery Pledge to solve this problem by connecting you, a consumer, with small businesses in need. For example, instead of buying that kitchen table from a big box retailer - we want you to buy it from a small business in New Orleans right after Hurricane Katrina. By stabilizing small businesses - we’ve stabilized the economic engines of cities.

Thank you."

 
 
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Our list of small businesses is growing with a contribution from Ryan! He supports his favorite small business, BCSM Bakery in Ann Arbor.

Christopher

Want to feature your own favorite small business on our blog?
Purchase one of our Indiegogo perks, then send us a picture at hello@recoverypledge.com

 
 
Hello Everyone!

We are excited to announce that Recovery Pledge is participating in two fast-pitch competitions. The first will be on September 18th in Pasadena hosted by TechSparks. The second is the UCLA Falling Walls Lab fast-pitch innovation competition on October 3rd, 2013. Both events is open to the public so feel free come and support us!  

The Recovery Pledge team is working very hard on your behalf. We greatly appreciate your support.

Regards,
Chris Girdwood
cgirdwood@recoverypledge.com  

 
 
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For the Motor City, supporting the local auto shops simply makes sense. JG Auto received our Small Business Obsessed perk, which is a life-time membership to Recovery Pledge. Nice!

Christopher

Want to feature your own favorite small business on our blog?
Purchase one of our Indiegogo perks, then send us a picture at hello@recoverypledge.com

 
 
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We received another Small Business Friendly contribution. The Elysian Salon is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, MI and happy to become a part of Recovery Pledge.

Christopher

Want to feature your own favorite small business on our blog?
Purchase one of our Indiegogo perks, then send us a picture at hello@recoverypledge.com

 
 
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Two small businesses - Cheveux Hair boutique in Pasadena and People's Food Co-op in Ann Arbor received their opportunity for a one year membership from Olia with our Small Business Sociable perk. Thanks Olia for your contribution!

Christopher

Want to feature your own favorite small business on our blog?
Purchase one of our Indiegogo perks, then send us a picture at hello@recoverypledge.com

 
 
Happy Labor Day! Due to the holiday, we extended the early bird special for the Investor perk until Saturday, September 7th.

This perk identifies you as an Angel Investor on our About Page (with photo and short bio). You will also receive two “small business enthusiast” perks and one “small business obsessed” perk. Couples or families are welcome to be identified as Angel Investors together.

ONLY available until September 7th, 2013

Christopher Girdwood
Recovery Pledge