This post comes via John Wolcott. About a year ago when Bangkok was inundated with floods we all pulled together to help out a friend in need. This time instead of Bangkok, it’s much closer to home. If you can spare anything, please help.
As most of you know we have been hit with a crippling storm on the east coast. Many people have lost their houses, their valuables, their businesses, and some – their lives. One of our own, ex-professional Muaythai fighter Chris Romulo, has lost his gym. Any one familiar with the benefits of Muaythai know that a gym is not just a gym; rather, it’s a place where lives are changed for the better and new families and bonds are formed. Chris and his wife, Sarah, along with their team, have given the children and teens of Rockaway Beach a place to make something of themselves. They have brought Muaythai to the area by way of smokers, exposing new people to the sport and giving green fighters a place to shake off their nerves.
Along with two others (Liam Tarrant and Peter Yan), I am part of a nonprofit that helps children through Muaythai. We usually take donations and pay for at-risk children to train Muaythai at no cost. However, we are going to collect donations for Chris and Sarah Romulo to help them rebuild their gym. You can kindly donate on PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org, remarks “Crom Fund”.
The Muaythai Preservation Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity recognized by the IRS. 100 percent of all donations will go directly to Chris and Sarah Romulo.
You can learn more about the nonprofit on the website, MuaythaiPreservationProject.org.
If you know Chris you know his motto, “All it takes is heart”. Now is our chance to show a little bit of heart and help out one of our own. Ultimately, Muaythai is about community and helping the next person. Even the smallest donation could help get things back in order, not just for Chris and Sarah, but for the kids who, having had little else, had that gym as one of their only positive outlets.