Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Big wad of cash

If you read this regularly, you will recall me writing for several days about a homeless man and a campaign to raise money for him. It turns out that might have been a scam of sorts, and so while all of that is being sorted out, I won't speak of that specifically, but one thing we learned from that is that people can be very generous. They collected a big wad of cash in just a matter of days.

The money already collected in the fundraiser I mentioned, would be enough for me to live on for the next three years or more! This was all from strangers, too. Imagine how much more might be raised if a fundraiser were held and people who actually know the recipient were contacted.
I have long believed that grassroots programs can really make a difference and that each one of us can do wonderful things.  We can change the world.  We don't simply snap our fingers and everything is suddenly better, but we work toward a goal and we do what we can.  In this case, many people contributing money - some only a dollar and others a hundred or more, and adding up to a very helpful sum.  Imagine what the world would be like if we all did this and did it more often!

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