"It was a no-brainer to publicize our clients' needs--except that we hadn't ever thought of it before," said Susan Fowler, president. "We put the organizations' donation buttons on our home page, http://fastsmartwebdesign.com, so that people can donate with one click."
The Tug Pegasus Preservation Project (http://tugpegasus.org) needs $9,000 to move the 103-year-old tug from the Morris Canal in Jersey City to Hudson River Park's Pier 25 on the west side of Manhattan. Once the tug is in Manhattan, it will be much easier to take school groups out on the water, run on-board summer camps, and provide Hudson River trips in general.
Meals on Wheels of Staten Island (http://mealsonwheelsofsi.org) delivers healthy nutrition, provides a sense of security, and supports the well-being of home-bound and elderly people on Staten Island. The organization provides more than half a million meals a year, delivering two meals (one hot and one cold) every day, five days a week. Like all food distribution organizations in New York City, Meals on Wheels has had to feed more people each year with fewer grant dollars. So far, donations have been making up the difference.
The St. John's & House of Bethany website, http://ehsees.org, supports an elementary school and a high school in Liberia. The schools were stars of the Liberian school system before the civil wars of the 1980s and 1990s, but were mostly destroyed during the two decades of chaos. The alumni are now restoring the campus, building by building. Their next big project is to electrify the schools using a generator, solar panels, a hydroelectric system, or all three.
The principals of Fast Smart Web Design, Susan Fowler and Victor Stanwick, have written three software and web design books, the most recent of which is the Web Application Design Handbook, available on Amazon. They met as ship volunteers at South Street Seaport Museum and have been part of the Christ Church New Brighton Plant & Equipment committee for more than 10 years. Victor runs the feeding ministry for Christ Church and created the Staten Island Hunger Task Force web site (http://hungryonstatenisland.com)