Originally Posted By: dfrend
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I spoke to Gary this morning and donations for the fund are over $800 so far. On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to urge each and every one of you to help us get as many donations as possible. Tell your friends and family the paypal address and the mailing address. All donations are fully tax deductible. Even if only $5, every bit helps. There is a lot of recovery needed, and while your few dollars may seem trivial to you, it can make a world of difference.
Just to put it in perspective for some:
A few years back a tornado destroyed many homes in the College Park, MD area. While searching over 75 homes in 12 hours for injured/trapped we came upon a family who had lost everything. There house was flattened and many of their belongings were gone. Their son of about 3 was devasteded he had lost his teddy bear. One member happened to have a teddy bear they were going to give their kid in the vehicle. They got it out and gave it to them. We later learned from the family that this little under $10 token was what allowed the kid to sleep at night.
Please help the Foundation raise funds to help as many as possible in the devastated areas. We also urge you to help organizations accepting food/clothing/toys. Let's show those affected we care.
Daniel R Frend
The Home Inspector Store