Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More than halfway there!

Pip thanks everyone who has donated to my Go Fund Me campaign

Since first releasing the link to my Go Fund Me campaign on Sunday afternoon, I've made it more than halfway to my goal! As of this moment, my total is $5,450 counting two lovely donations mailed directly to me rather than through the Go Fund Me site. I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends and family and listeners and blog readers!

Despite Russian bots and privacy concerns, I'm still using Facebook, and I've linked to the Go Fund Me campaign on my own wall, but am NOT linking the campaign to Facebook directly. To do that gives Go Fund Me all my Facebook contacts, and that seems like an invasion of all of our privacy. I linked to the campaign once on my Twitter feed, but have very few Twitter followers and only rarely tweet at all.

So between Facebook, Twitter, and this blog, I've gotten the word out as well as I know how. I'm ordering the computer tomorrow. Russ and I are going to be visiting our son in Florida for ten days, so the computer will be here when or right after we get back. And I've got an excellent start on saving up for the Canon 300mm F2.8 lens, too!! If I get close enough in time, I'll be able to buy that in time for The Biggest Week, the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge IMBD Celebration and the Acadia Birding Festival! No matter what, I'll be closing down the Go Fund Me campaign at midnight on April 30.

I am so very grateful for so much support for my volunteer work! I'll try hard to be worthy of so much generosity.

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