November 1, 2012
Dear Members of AIA-NJ
As President of The New Jersey Society of Architects a Chapter and Region of the American Institute of Architects, AIA-NJ, I would like to offer assistance to our members who have had losses due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. In the past AIA-NJ has helped support victims of Hurricane Katrina, and other natural disasters. Now is the time for us to help our own neighbors and colleagues.
We understand during this challenging time that some members may not be able to receive this message because of loss of their office or home but we hope they may still be connected on their personal devices. If you know of any member architects who have been affected, kindly reach out and encourage them to contact Kelly Biddle at our AIANJ offices at 609-393-5690.
If you are up and running and can offer assistance or some space for one of our members to use during the recovery period kindly call in to let us know. Kelly at the AIA-NJ offices will be keeping a list to connect with those in need. If you are on Facebook with fellow architects help us spread the word.
Personally my home is without electric, and my office just got phone and email back today. My Blackberry has become my closest asset. I have heard this from many architects I have talked with this week. This is the time for NJ architects to come together to support and help our fellow members.
Very truly yours,
Laurence E Parisi, AIA