Sunday, November 23, 2008

Barbara's Fund

I should have blogged this earlier, but it's never too late to extend a gesture of kindness no matter how small. This information comes straight from Clarence Fisher's blog. Clarence and and Jen Wagner organized this effort to help a fellow edu-blogger in her time of need. They are still accepting assistance. Please read:

... we found out that Barbara Barreda had lost her home in the fires raging through Los Angeles. Jen Wagner and I decided to call for donations for her since she had nothing; only what was thrown in her car. We posted on our blogs and emailed a few people. By the end of the first day we had several hundred dollars, within twenty four hours this number was almost two thousand dollars. And now, a week later, we were able to send Barbara a cheque for $3 784. While a few people gave fairly significant amounts, many of these donations came in the $20 - $40 range. But we had over 100 people donate and of course, every little bit helps and adds up.

This is just one of those things that would not have been possible before the internet. There is no way that we could have worked together to collect money like this to help someone. I think it shows that we are a network, but we are also a caring community that can pull together when we need to.

... donations are still being accepted. If you did not have an opportunity to give and still want to, please do so and we will pass all of the donations along.

Please consider helping by clicking here.

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