Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Save Ray's Twitter feed

There's now a Save Ray's Twitter feed, which will have the latest updates...

www.twitter.com/saverays

And there's the Save Ray's Facebook page, which already has 783 members...

Save Ray's organizers are also putting together a benefit concert. Anyone interested in performing can send an e-mail to Lilly O'Donnell: lillytylluan@gmail.com

Meanwhile, here's a screenshot of Ray's from "What About Me" by East Village filmmaker Rachel Amodeo. She wrote, directed and starred in "What About Me, which was filmed in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with a release in 1993.

10 comments:

Alexandra said...

Wouldn't it make more sense to give the money directly to Ray for his living expenses at this point? Realistically speaking, while the fundraisers may be able to keep the store open for now, the store is (very sadly) going to have to close at some point in the near future. I'd rather see the money go to help him out directly rather than to simply postpone the inevitable.

john penley said...

On Saturday at 8pm. The egg creams are on me. Long Live Ray.

glamma said...

this is one of my favorite movies of all time.
maybe they can raise enough to do both.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Alexandra. We can't raise $4,000 a month (and that's the minimum of what he needs) to keep Ray's store going and Ray is nearing 80 years old. I would rather hold onto my money and give it to him when the store shuts down and he needs money to live. It would be great if he could keep his apartment because his rent is only $650.

esquared said...

anyway of sending a money order (payable to whom) instead of paypal? (would like to donate anonymously)

EV Grieve said...

What about mailing it directly to Ray c/o his store?


Ray Alvarez
Ray's Candy Store
113 Avenue A
NY, NY 10009

esquared said...

i've thought about that, just thought there is a different address or p.o. box or something. but thanks. will do.

EV Grieve said...

It's great that you want to help out, Esquared.... Thanks.

john penley said...

BLACK OPS BOB/JOHN PENLEY/OLD SKOOL LES HARDCORE AND OTHER FRIENDS OF RAY INVITE EVERYONE TO A FUNDRAISER/ STREET PARTY/ FUNDRAISER THIS SAT. AT 8PM. AT RAY'S BRING DONATIONS FOR RAY. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP RAY FIX HIS FIRE VIOLATIONS ?

Melanie said...

Penly I will hold you to your word for a free egg cream at Ray's Saturday night. And welcome to the blogging world.