Hello everyone! As the disaster recovery continues, I wanted to give an update as to what is happening thus far with my efforts to raise contributions to send for relief. I do this, so that I can be accountable, and so that I can perhaps encourage you to participate in the assistance effort in some way. In “An Overnight for Japan,” I set out to schedule an overnight appointment at a reduced rate, so that I could send $1,000 to the efforts in Sendai. In a short time I have decided to raise that goal to $5,000. The reasons for this are as follows:
- I have scheduled one overnight special for $1,000 which will also be matched by the client in question with another $1,000 ($2,000)
- I have received through PayPal donations from friends and clients who want to contribute, but who could not meet in person ($400 $500 $800)
- I am about to schedule a second overnight special ($1,000)
- I was just informed that a reader was 2 readers were moved to contribute on my behalf, one for $500 which was then matched with another $500 from his organization, the other 2 others for $100 each ($1,000 $1,100 $1,200)
Totaling all of these figures together gives a sum of $4,400 $4,500 $4,600 $4,700 $5,000. Please consider helping me collect the remaining $600 $500 $400 $300 $ZERO to reach this goal – you don’t have to send it to me. Just let me know if you send anything at all, and I will add it toward the tally.
I want to thank everyone who has been generous and kind enough to do this along with me, and I really do KNOW that these types of acts are rewarded (although this isn’t why they are done in the first place, and THAT makes them even more beautiful). I hope that the recovery in Japan continues, and that any further destruction can be avoided or minimized. With all gratitude, I embrace you. xoxoxo