Friday, January 16, 2009

Part 7: Emergency Inaugural Fundraising Request


Thank you.

Yesterday we did it. Y'all came through.

Your donations this past week... I am so grateful for your generosity.

All week long the emails have been coming in, the little notes in PayPal, the quiet comments on the side from personal friends, your remarks in comments. Your confidence we could and would do this is why I jumped off the cliff Wednesday and got on the plane even before we were there.

Those of you whom have made commitments to contribute in the days and weeks ahead, we did hear your promise and marked it. And yes, we are still expecting your promised contribution then, thank you very much. *smiles*

To help GNB reach above the minimums needed to cover the inaugural, please feel free to keep the donations coming: $100, $75, $50, $25.

Mostly, thanks to each of you from the bottom of my heart. Your donation is personal for me. It is a gift you've given GNB impacting LM and myself. Yes, there's the finances to travel to see President-elect Obama sworn in and the other events of the Inaugural. But more, what's personal is you've given us of yourself. Of money you donated which could have been used to save you time and energy, which probably took you time and energy to earn.

Your donation is personal to you and that moves me.

Thank you for making this week possible.

Thank you for being the living expression of Group News Blog.