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Gina Zavalis Campaign Cancelled Due to Hurricane Sandy

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I hope my note finds all of you healthy and well.

I am writing to let you know that unfortunately I have to cancel my Kickstarter campaign mid-way due to Hurricane Sandy and now, the Nor'Easter.

As most of you know, Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast with tons of devastation. This is where I'm from and this is where the majority of my fans reside. There is devastation and utter loss all around us.

Upon asking Kickstarter to extend my campaign due to the damage it caused the areas my fans are based in - NYC, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and New Jersey, it pains me to report to you they declined. My only option, according to Kickstarter is to cancel my campaign and start fresh again when things improve. I even told Kickstarter I have family, friends and fans' homes and businesses that have burned down or the vast majority still have no power - they STILL declined.

How can one give a gift to my campaign without a home or without power? I am shaking my head in disbelief.

If you already gave a gift, your card was not charged the generous gift you gave to my campaign, so no worries there.

When I re-launch in January, I hope you can find it in your heart to give the same gift again. Thank you for your generosity and for believing in me. That means more to me than anything else.

I WILL come back in January STRONGER and better than ever because I am a FIGHTER.

WE ALL MUST BE.

Much Love, Gina xx

Gina Zavalis is an iHeartRadio "New Discover & Uncover" Artist!