Monday, February 6, 2023

Reposting: A GoFundMe campaign launched ahead of Ray's 90th birthday at Ray's Candy Store

In the aftermath of the assault on Ray last week outside Ray's Candy Store (story here and here), several readers-residents asked us to repost the crowdfunding campaign for the shop from November

Ahead of Ray's 90th birthday last month, the shop, which opened in 1974 here at 113 Avenue A just north of Seventh Street, hosted a GoFundMe "to help ensure he can keep his bills paid and his doors open for as long as he wants!" 

February is typically one of the slowest months for Ray ... and given that he may be out of commission while mending the three broken bones in his face and a dislocated jaw, some Ray's fans have been donating to the campaign.

Meanwhile, we're told that Ray is resting and eating a lot of blended soups. 

The crowdfunding link is right here.


OlympiasEpiriot said...

Very glad he got x-rays and to the hospital. I hate going to the hospital myself, but, some things need it.

Lmknyc said...

Thank u Evgrieve for posting the link! Happy to donate 🤗

Anonymous said...

Hope people post this link to Ray's GO FUND ME to their own social media to help spread the word. Thank you, thank you to EVGrieve for all you do!

Anonymous said...

There was talk of a funding concert to raise some funds anyone know when

Dan said...

We love ya Ray!