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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:42 AM

Hey Skinner! Any chance we can help our DU Friends that have been hurt by Sandy? Hearts? Fundraiser?

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I was reading this post: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=post&forum=1002&pid=1773789 about one of our DUers who was offered a sandwich and water as he is cleaning up from Sandy. Some of our DU friends are probably dealing with some real hardships right now.

Remember back when we did the DU hearts and everyone was able to give each other hearts as a fundraiser? Can we do something like that for Sandy? Maybe Wish-a-doo could help figure it out? (onegrassroots! where are ya?!)

We donated waaaay to much to politics this year and Christmas is coming up...but I hate the idea that our DU freinds might really be hurting. I'd only be able to do a few bucks but my few bucks and your few bucks, and a dollar from that other guy over there, would add up.

Anybody else think a fundraiser for our friends might be do-able? If not for our DU friends then maybe Sandy Relief in general?

I WILL PLEDGE THE FIRST FIVE BUCKS :0)

We could give each other little Obama O's. (or something like that)?w=780

REC if you'd participate. Skinner will know there is interest. :0) AND HAPPY WEEKEND PEEPS!

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Reply Hey Skinner! Any chance we can help our DU Friends that have been hurt by Sandy? Hearts? Fundraiser? (Original post)
DonRedwood Nov 2012 OP
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #1
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #3
freshwest Nov 2012 #8
AnotherDreamWeaver Nov 2012 #16
freshwest Nov 2012 #19
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #20
freshwest Nov 2012 #29
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #34
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #17
freshwest Nov 2012 #31
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #32
freshwest Nov 2012 #37
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #38
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #2
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #5
Arkansas Granny Nov 2012 #12
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #21
The Wielding Truth Nov 2012 #35
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #41
skeewee08 Nov 2012 #4
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #7
freshwest Nov 2012 #10
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #13
xchrom Nov 2012 #6
efhmc Nov 2012 #9
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #15
Duer 157099 Nov 2012 #11
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #24
Generic Other Nov 2012 #14
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #18
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #26
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #22
Generic Other Nov 2012 #49
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #23
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #27
LP2K12 Nov 2012 #30
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #33
KamaAina Nov 2012 #25
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #28
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #46
KamaAina Nov 2012 #47
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #48
Melinda Nov 2012 #36
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #39
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #40
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #42
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #43
OneGrassRoot Nov 2012 #44
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #45

Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. I like this idea.

Maybe you should cross-post in Help or Meta.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

3. I'll see what the response is first --never posted in Meta--is that how goyou about stuff like this?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:09 PM

8. I don't think they answer in Meta as often as in Welcome & Help. Make the title specific.

Although I believe the Admins are still busy bees as we are still going in and out of Level 1 and Level 2 high traffic, they might not be able to install that soon.

In the meantime there are Red Cross donations, my kid wants me to give a ride to COSTCO to see if they're taking donations as they did with the Japanese tsunami disaster.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

16. I was in COSTCO Wednesday, and they were taking Sandy donations. nt

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Response to AnotherDreamWeaver (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:35 PM

19. Great! Will make that trip this afternoon!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:39 PM

20. hmmmmm...I could use a case of.... well, something.

fish oil...i'll bet it's cheap there!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:05 PM

29. We'll discuss that!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #29)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:26 PM

34. thanks for the advice too

stinky fish oil is the worst!!

so far I like Trader Joe's best

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:34 PM

17. I cross posted--people seem to like the idea. :0)

Even if it was to do a donation from DU to the red cross, I'd be cool with that.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:12 PM

31. And we'll keep bumping to see if it shows up on their radar. They can't keep up with all these posts

and keep the servers running at the same time, naturally.

So let's just continue with ideas. We have some truly generous and wise folks here and I know they want to help.

We help first by electing people that care enough to enact the policies to help the people we'll never meet, but we're willing to make one on one help as well.

It's all good. United we stand, divided we fall.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #31)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:18 PM

32. I like giving out hearts! that was fun last time we did it

So, really it is their idea, just a new circumstance.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:37 PM

37. HEARTS would be really appropriate in this case. IDK how they configured the finances now.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:39 PM

38. They have the technology. They can make the hearts better than they were. Better. Faster. Stronger.

I'm sure they could figure out a way!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:48 AM

2. I'd be in for something like this.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:53 AM

5. Thanks Granny!

Did you all elect any Democrats this week? We haven't heard much from Arkansas this election cycle.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

12. No, we didn't get any Democrats elected on the state level.

On the local level, we got a couple of JP's. It's getting redder and redder with every election.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:43 PM

21. Well, you gave us the Clintons so we still love you!

And hope you get some blue going in that red state!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:30 PM

35. Me, too.

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Response to The Wielding Truth (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:56 PM

41. Not a lot of RECs-- maybe people are just tapped out.

the good old red cross works too, i guess.... but not nearly as fun.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:50 AM

4. Sounds good to me...

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Response to skeewee08 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:06 PM

7. Not sure how it would work...I'm thinking once Grassroots sees this he'll figure it out!

He's good at that sort of thing. Though, he might be a she...never asked.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:10 PM

10. Also wondering if OneGrassRoot could help with the Wishadoo network which has helped some DUers.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:21 PM

13. Yeah... OneGrassRoot will know what to do!

Always swooping in to help peeps!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:57 AM

6. Du rec. Nt

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:10 PM

9. Thank you. so glad to see this!

Let's do it.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

15. We made a donation to the red cross but.... DUers should be able to help each other out

Seems like a danged good idea to me!

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:12 PM

11. Great Idea! I'm in!

I miss our fund raising drives and the hearts and the stickies... let's bring 'em back for times like this.

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:51 PM

24. me too...it was fun giving hearts to the newbies

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:23 PM

14. We did this after Katrina

We had a Mardi Gras mask auction. DUers donated items, others bid on them and we all had a terrific time and raised a few thousand dollars for a good cause.

Maybe we could auction off old election memorabilia. That would be fun. I would donate for sure.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:35 PM

18. I have a Goldwater '64 button somewhere (My late Aunt's)

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:59 PM

26. I have an "I like Mike" button from the 60's...but I don't know who "Mike" is.

I can't think of any other political stuff I have. The Obama Vanity Fair issue is here somewhere.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM

22. That's a fun idea! was the auction on here or on ebay?

i've seen those charity auctions on ebay before--

auctioning off an item would be fun....i'd figure out something to donate.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:27 PM

49. We set it up here with Skinner collecting the funds

And we pinned the thread to the top for a week, I think. People posted their items. Bidding commenced in response. The monies were paypaled to Skinner. And we mailed off the items to the high bidder. We helped some fellow DUers who lost everything. It was a small but heartwarming way to contribute and have fun the same time. We had masks and because everyone made them, it was extra fun.

I lost all my bookmarks in DU2, so I can't provide a link. Sorry.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:51 PM

23. Made a donation...

to the Red Cross at my work. They encouraged employees to donate by letting those who donated dress down for the week in jeans and t-shirts.

Would be willing to donate through DU as well.

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:00 PM

27. That's cool...you get to see who donated and it makes it a bonding experience for coworkers

Though...do you all look down on the peeps who didn't donate?

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:08 PM

30. Not that I've seen...

They do different dress-down donation weeks throughout the year. Breast cancer research, etc. This just happened to be the Sandy disaster. They also give them the option of donating blood for the disaster and still having the dress down option. So there are options for those who may not have the funds to donate.

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:20 PM

33. ah, cool.

we're about to do a food drive at work...but that's the extent of our workplace giving. They wouldn't even do that if I didn't do it.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:01 PM

28. Christie sure knows how to use a terrible situation to sell himself doesn't he?

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #25)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:19 PM

46. I hope that didn't make you feel bad--I approve of the post!! I was just surprised by the

big photo of Christie.

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #46)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:49 PM

47. What other kind of photo of Christie is there?



I kind of thought Christie cozying up to Obama and slamming Mittwit gave him a pass, for a while, anyway.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #47)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

48. lol...true. At least it isn't of him hugging Springstein and weeping.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:33 PM

36. Don, you're such a sweet soul...

Thank you for this thread. Count me in to help in any way I can.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 PM

39. No! NO! I'm a bad boy. Seriously...always in trouble for some reason or other...

but it makes me an awesome advocate because I'm not afraid to stand my ground regardless of the trouble it causes. My boss loves me but tells me she's scared to death for me sometimes.

grrrrr! bring it on!! (see, not so sweet now, eh?!)

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Response to Melinda (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:50 PM

40. I just thought of something an old, mean, shark of a boss told me

back when I worked in advertising:

"Mr. _______, you could look into the jaws of death and not be frightened."

I had stood up to him...a rarity. I thought I would be fired, he gave me a raise.

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Response to DonRedwood (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

42. I'm happy to help but have a feeling Skinner may want to coordinate this for DU.

Hopefully he'll reply...keep me posted.





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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #42)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:03 PM

43. Hey there! We knew you'd know what to do!!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #43)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:08 PM

44. Definitely try to reach Skinner, as those above suggested...

I'd be surprised if he wasn't considering something like this, now that the election is over.

Now we can all move forward in many ways.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #44)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:15 PM

45. Yeah, the election really knocked Sandy out of the news...and those peeps need some help!

I wish I was on that side of the country, I'd happily go shovel mud for a few days.

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