Update the final: WE SET A RECORD! Guys, in one week we raised more than $3,000 for the Houston Food Bank. That’s a First Draft record, more than we’ve raised for any cause so far. You all did GREAT!
Thank you all for donating and for doing something to help Houston. They’re gonna need every penny. You’re great people and I’m proud to know each and every one of you.
Update 4: AND JUST LIKE THAT IT’S $2,300! Can we do $2,500 by the end of the week? You all are rocking the house.
Update 3: We’re just shy of $1,800. We just need a little push to hit $2,000. There will be a special Houston Food Bank edition of catblogging tomorrow. How can you say no to Oscar, Della, and friends?
Update 2: Okay, guys? Less than one day. In about 14 hours, you raised more than $1,700 for the Houston Food Bank. This is incredible. Let’s keep it going! Let’s get to $2,000 by Friday.
I love this Internet.
Update 1: OMFG. We’re already at $575! That’s more than a year of free meals. Can we get to 2? Can we do $730 by Friday? You’re all amazing.
Okay, I’m sick of yelling at people on Twitter and I’m sick of watching this shit unfold without doing anything about it. Let’s get the First Draft Krewe started.
Let’s raise $365 for the Houston Food Bank.
Why them? They’re already on the ground, helping people, not parachuting in without community contacts. They’re feeding people ALREADY.
Why $365? Well, that’s enough to provide a year of free meals to somebody in Texas.
Can we get a year done by Friday?
I think we can. Hit the FIRST DRAFT link and we’ll add it all up and shovel it at them Friday.
Our fate is your fate, bitches.
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I ponied up. Good call, A.
Reblogged this on Zouxzoux and commented:
Today is the twelfth anniversary of Hurticane Katrina and the devastation left in New Orleans as a result of the failure of our levee system. I can’t think of a better way to honor those that died than to give to those in Texas who are going through a similar experience with Hurricane Harvey.
First Draft was a tireless cheerleader for New Orleans recovery in the months after Katrina. Peter Athas, one of the FD bloggers, was doing his own thing on his personal blog during that time. I can vouch for these people. Your donation will get to the people. Please give. Any amount helps.
Thanks, Charlotte. That means a lot.
Count me in for $40, from Armpit, TN. Harvey is only just getting up here, but Memphis area is already under flood warnings, and it’s POURING down rain. We’re in this together!
In a word, make that two: hunker down. Good luck, buddy.
Hey, Athenae? I’m not in Houston, but I am in Texas. I thank you, and so do my soppy-wet neighbors to the Southeast.
Thank you, for providing a viable way to lend a hand.
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