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Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:00 PM

UPDATE: YOU DID IT!!!!!!! (*** PLEASE READ POST #43 ***)

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MONDAY @ 11:00 PM UPDATE: $520 RAISED! YOU GUYS ARE WONDERFUL!!!

Sunwyn asked that I ask you to stop now, since the amount of $487 has been reached. But I'm going to leave the info below intact for today.





(I was previously given permission by Skinner to post periodically about http://www.wishadoo.org, especially when it involves DUers, with this required disclaimer: "The administrators of Democratic Underground have given permission for one discussion thread on this topic. The administrators of Democratic Underground make no claims regarding the legitimacy or illegitimacy of this fundraising effort. Permission was granted by Skinner on 8/6/2010, and the moderators have been notified.")




If you're not familiar with Wishadoo, please see my journal for previous posts.


DUer, sunwyn, is in dire need of help to get her electricity bill paid by Wednesday.

First, here is the DU post which brought her situation to our attention.

Second, here is the Wishlist post, which includes a link to a PayPal account being used to collect funds. The electric co-op bill will be paid directly from the funds raised.

(BTW, I swear PayPal works differently for every single account. If you have the option to select "Personal" and then "other," that should eliminate any fees. But, in my experience, those options aren't always provided.)

If there are other forums here at DU where this can be shared, would you please do so for me? Thanks.


PLEASE ALSO:

* Recommend this thread and keep it kicked for visibility;

* Please scan the Wishlist in general on a regular basis; some posts are simply asking for information. It's not always about money.

* ACKNOWLEDGE these courageous people who have made themselves vulnerable by asking for help. Please offer whatever support you can (information, advice, well wishes, financial or other support, etc.)

* Share Wishadoo! with others (online and in person)...your friends, loved ones, neighbors, co-workers, other networks and organizations; after all, the more who gather...



* * * * *

ABOUT WISHADOO!:
Anyone is welcome to use the tools at Wishadoo, so long as the Terms of Service are adhered to (basically "play nice" and don't lie). Wishadoo! is a comprehensive portal providing tools, resources and inspiration to connect, help/be helped, and cultivate compassion, cooperation and authentic community in myriad ways, online and in our own "backyards." Wishadoo!'s tools have been designed to integrate and be of service to all sectors of community: individuals, neighborhoods, schools, organizations and businesses.

Any contributions to Wishadoo! itself go toward the cost of maintaining the site, NOT toward any Wishlist posts. That takes place one on one, between Wishadoo! members. If you are able to help with costs to keep the site going, I'd appreciate your generosity tremendously and will be forever indebted.
http://www.wishadoo.org/support-wishadoo/


MANY, MANY thanks to those who have already
helped support Wishadoo! in various ways!



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Reply UPDATE: YOU DID IT!!!!!!! (*** PLEASE READ POST #43 ***) (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 OP
Fumesucker Apr 2013 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Apr 2013 #2
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #3
we can do it Apr 2013 #38
Arkansas Granny Apr 2013 #4
spanone Apr 2013 #5
pacalo Apr 2013 #6
CrispyQ Apr 2013 #7
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #8
Sissyk Apr 2013 #9
we can do it Apr 2013 #10
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #11
we can do it Apr 2013 #13
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #15
Mnemosyne Apr 2013 #12
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #14
we can do it Apr 2013 #16
Sheepshank Apr 2013 #17
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #18
Sheepshank Apr 2013 #21
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #19
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #20
Kali Apr 2013 #22
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #23
we can do it Apr 2013 #24
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #25
babylonsister Apr 2013 #26
sunwyn Apr 2013 #27
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #30
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #31
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #36
we can do it Apr 2013 #39
premium Apr 2013 #48
JNelson6563 Apr 2013 #28
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #29
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #32
NCarolinawoman Apr 2013 #41
Sheepshank Apr 2013 #33
Marrah_G Apr 2013 #34
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #35
LeftofObama Apr 2013 #37
cate94 Apr 2013 #40
ornotna Apr 2013 #42
we can do it Apr 2013 #43
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2013 #44
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #45
veness Apr 2013 #46
premium Apr 2013 #47
sabrina 1 Apr 2013 #49
OneGrassRoot Apr 2013 #50
Melissa G Apr 2013 #51

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:02 PM

1. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:06 PM

3. This is DU at it's very best

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:45 PM

38. I agree!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:08 PM

4. K & R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:10 PM

5. k&r...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:14 PM

6. K&R.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:20 PM

7. Thank you.

~kick.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:24 PM

8. $120 raised in a matter of minutes!!!! Kick!!! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:30 PM

9. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:31 PM

10. Kickin in $100

thanks for doing this

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Response to we can do it (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:32 PM

11. Dang....

You're da bomb!!!!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:36 PM

13. You made me cry, taking out of my vacation fund I figured she needs it more than I.


I just watched this video before reading your post.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022772185

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Response to we can do it (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:41 PM

15. You made ME cry...



And I love, love, love that video.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:35 PM

12. Kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:40 PM

14. Geesh, $360 raised already!!! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:43 PM

16. Awesome - we can do this!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:44 PM

17. HELP!!!

I've tried using 2 different credit cards. Both good, neither are being accepted by PayPal. I have no idea what the problem may be. I don't have a paypal account, but this has not been an issue in the past. Can I pay the Co-Op Directly?

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:46 PM

18. Darn PayPal...



I'm going to message you right now.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:57 PM

21. thanks...K&R for a wonderful caring group n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:52 PM

19. Kicking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 02:54 PM

20. 2:55 UPDATE: $420 raised so far!!! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:02 PM

22. couldn't do much but that is for the DU star I couldn't buy another friend

good luck to all

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM

23. DONE! :)

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM

24. YEAH!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:06 PM

25. kick

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:10 PM

26. Fantastic!!

I DUers!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:12 PM

27. Forgive any spelling mistakes as I am writing this through a veil of tears of gratitude.

I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone here. You have taken a huge weight off my shoulders. My Mom is as happy as I am is as amazed as I am by everyone here. I can never thank you enough but I can assure that I will pay it forward in any way possible. You just cracked a very tired and jaded heart who has fought back by often being saracstic and distant. I forgot this softer person inside. You all reminded me who I really am and how good people can really be. Thank you all. You have given me real hope again.

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Response to sunwyn (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:14 PM

30. Hugs & encouragement!



I love when the DU community does community stuff.

Julie

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Response to sunwyn (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:14 PM

31. I just want to hug you to pieces

I know the goal for your electric has been reached, but I'm hoping there is some extra in there so you can go food shopping. No one's food stamps should be cut because they don't have transportation.

I wish you and your mom the very best and I hope that by putting yourself out there, which I know was hard, maybe some more good things will come your way.

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Response to sunwyn (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:39 PM

36. Hope is priceless...

That's what it's all about.




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Response to sunwyn (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:17 PM

39. Someone taking care of their aging parents should not have to worry about food and shelter.

I was lucky enough to have my firefighter partial disability pension when my mom's health was failing so I could quit working to help my dad take care of her and spend time with her during her last few months. That time is more valuable than money IMO.

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Response to sunwyn (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:41 PM

48. Just glad we could help.

 

This is a wonderful community.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:12 PM

28. I put in a few dollars.

I only wish I could give more. I don't care whether the goal has been reached or not. Sunwyn's circumstances pretty much dictate next month's electric bill will also be impossible to pay so any excess funds raised can just pay the bill that's coming next time.

Julie--world's poorest philanthropist

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:13 PM

29. +1

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:15 PM

32. lol....I love that...and you.

"world's poorest philanthropist."



I'm sending you a message now. Thank you.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:52 PM

41. I have bookmarked this thread.

I have not contributed yet, but I still want to do something. No one should have to live like this month by month.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:17 PM

33. Amazing crowd here.

and Sunwyn....your words are amazing.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:17 PM

34. OGR

Thank you for doing this. People like you remind me of how good people can be.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #34)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:38 PM

35. ...

It gives us hope. You all gave sunwyn hope.

That's priceless.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:41 PM

37. K & R!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:22 PM

40. Glad to see

that the amount needed was reached.

Hopefully, people will keep donating so that Sunwyn can have a cushion.

DU is an awesome place.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 04:55 PM

42. Good news! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 05:33 PM

43. A little more help (just thought I'd throw this out there)


Anyway, I have a computer I would like to give to sunwyn since her's is on its last leg and wondered if anyone drives between Akron area and SW Ohio who would be willing to meet me and drop off computer to sunwyn.



PM if able to help out.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #43)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 07:42 PM

44. kick

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Response to we can do it (Reply #43)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 08:01 PM

45. Kick. I edited the subject line to check your post here.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 08:52 PM

46. kicking! n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 11:38 PM

47. We may occasionally have differences of opinions,

 

but when a fellow DU'er needs help, DU members come through with flying colors.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 12:08 AM

49. That is wonderful!

I missed the thread but am glad the goal was reached.

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 08:06 AM

50. Morning kick to see post #43 n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #50)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:58 AM

51. Lunch Kick for post #43 n/t

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