Day One (more or less)

Now that there’s a real website up to explain our situation in place of the harried few sentences that PlumFund allows on their platform, I’m calling this Day One of our new fundraising effort.

Here’s where we’re at, thanks to all of you so far:

We started out needing $215,000 to save our home, and our goal is to raise that in $5 donations from 43,000 people. Since the PlumFund was launched we’re received $1,988.00 or the equivalent of 397 donations of $5. That leaves us just needing to reach 42,603 more people. That’s just in one day! With enough help to spread our campaign, this is completely achievable!

With a fundraiser like this the hardest part–the absolute hardest part–is to get people to interrupt whatever they were doing and just click on the link. It’s 99% about the psychological momentum of interrupting their scroll through Twitter, Facebook, etc and convincing them that this cause is worth their attention. Showing people that they really can save an entire family’s life by just pitching in what they might spend on a coffee or two is a way to help motivate them to click over just for a minute.

Most people won’t really miss five dollars, and reaching 43,000 people seems achievable. For that we need your help to keep sharing this campaign everywhere that you can! Please, we can’t do this without you.

Today Izzy and I have been hanging around indoors because of intermittent heavy rain that is probably coming up the coast from the hurricanes heading for the Carolinas. We wish those poor folks all the best, and we’ll be looking for their fundraisers in the coming weeks so that we can help share them. This home has been through four or five hurricanes, and lucky for us a heavy log home like this is rock solid. It has never budged an inch. Maybe a loose shingle and a damp basement. We’ve been very blessed.

Anyhow there was a break in the rain as we were leaving, and Izzy spotted two beautiful Monarch butterflies flitting over my wife’s Mexican sunflowers.┬áChris has maintained this little patch of flowers for years with a tiny budget. It’s the best part of our yard, and we hope to hold onto it.

We’re only a short way toward meeting our goal, but every small donation moves the needle and we’ve done extremely well for just one day of full operation! Please keep sharing if you can, and thank you so much!

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