Community Rallies to Support Victims of Flooded Satoshi Forest

Pete Rizzo
May 2, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
Updated May 2, 2014 at 18:40 UTC

Sean’s Outpost, the Pensacola, Florida-based homeless outreach shelter that has been one of the more outspoken non-profits on the subject of digital currency, was hit hard by a heavy rain storm this week that resulted in damage to one of its signature projects.

Satoshi’s Forest, the nine-acre homeless sanctuary developed by Sean’s Outpost, was severely flooded, newly released pictures show.

litecoin, sean's outpost

The damage was not limited to Pensacola, however.

News reports suggest, as much as two feet of water flooded homes and offices across Florida, which in turn lead to burst water pipes and at least one reported fatality.

An official from Sean’s Outpost took to the Litecoin Talk forum to update the community on the situation, painting a vivid picture of the current needs of the charity.

Said the representative:

“Sean’s Outpost is one of the only [organisations] running an emergency shelter. Pensacola is a designated disaster area and Sean’s Outpost is one of the most active triage and recovery teams on the ground.”

As a sign of support, the wider digital currency community has been seeking to raise awareness and funding for the charity, starting donation wallets for the victims. More than 300 LTC has been raised to date (roughly $3,000) as part of the effort.

A bitcoin success story

This past March, Sean’s Outpost detailed the success it’s seen in its first year of operation, revealing it raised 733 BTC through its fundraising efforts.

At the time, the charity gave much of the credit for its success to the digital currency community, stating:

“Bitcoin has allowed us to grow in ways we never thought possible.”

In January, founder Jason King embarked on a cross-country run to raise awareness for his charity and homelessness as part of an initiative dubbed Bitcoin Across America.

More details

Those looking to do more than send money can support Sean’s Outpost through physical donations.

Sean’s Outpost has encouraged those in the southeastern US to bring food and drinking water to Outpost Thrift at 4406 N Palafox St, Pensacola, Florida, so that it can be distributed to those in need.

To find out more about Sean’s Outpost and what you can do to help, visit the official Litecoin Talk thread or reddit for more information.

Images via Litecoin Talk forum