$3297 Raised in Two Days
Wednesday, August 10 2011 @ 07:45 PM EDT
Contributed by: JudyB
We Did It!
Thank you to everyone who donated or posted in support of our two-day-only matching fund drive - it was a rousing success!
As you know, a supporter offered to match up to $1000 in donations - and we raised not only the $1000 to match the challenge - and not just $2000 - but $2297 - and that doesn't include the checks that are in the mail! Adding in the matching donation - the total for the two days is $3297 - bringing the money raised so far this summer to $7592!
I'd like to give a special thanks to savewhiterocktrees - your "I donated today for the Aug 8 Challenge" contest was a great way to let members know that the fund drive was happening and to get more people involved! Thank you!
I'd also like to thank terrytvgal and Skipper for spreading the word on facebook! It really is amazing what we can do!
I have heard from a few people who weren't online the last couple of days and are wondering if it's too late to donate - the answer is no - it's never too late to donate! See Five Easy Ways to Donate to HWF for details.
I do have one additional favor to ask....
This was a phenomenal effort - but even though we almost doubled the money on hand, we still have only 1/2 of the money we need for the new pan-tilt-zoom camera for Sidney, and maybe 1/3 of the money we need to do basic maintenance and cleaning at the other cams.
If you have suggestions about people or businesses who might sponsor a cam or donate in other ways, please contact Karen Bills.