Just wanted to give an update on the Chip In account.
As of this morning, Blogville has made a total of $3,490 in donations to help during this terrible tragedy. Those funds have been transferred to a paypal account for Sandra to be able to use right away for whatever she needs. As donations continue to come in, they will be transferred ASAP to her. This money will be used for everything from short term needs such as clothing to long-term needs such as her insurance deductible, lost wages and anything else that insurance may not cover. In other words, it is needed and sincerely appreciated.
In addition, many of you have asked where you could personally send gifts, gift cards or donations. We’re working to get you that information as soon as possible and will let you know as soon as we know something.
On a personal level, I’m struggling to put into words how utterly humbled, once again, I am by Blogville. When we originally talked about the Chip In, we set the goal at $1000, then $1500 and then $2000. Each time, the goal was met and then shattered in a matter of hours. Finally, we just decided to forget about the goal and let people donate as long as they wanted. We have received donations ranging from $2 to $200 – each person giving whatever they possibly can. I spent much of yesterday in tears out of grief for Sandra’s unfathomable loss and because of how moved I was by the outpouring of utter and complete love and support from this community.
Please know how very much your efforts mean – whether it’s through a donation, a prayer, or a kind word. You are making a difference.