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OneGrassRoot

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Current location: NC
Member since: Fri Aug 5, 2005, 08:14 AM
Number of posts: 20,141

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PLEASE HELP FELLOW DUers!!! (Can't wait until after election, need help now!)

(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.")

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I was going to wait until after the election to post again, but four DUers created Wishlist posts recently, and I have tremendous faith that we can multitask: We can focus on the election AND help fellow community members at the same time.

We've come through every single time. Let's do it again. There is a lot of wisdom and knowledge within this community...let's share it. (Please also read through other Wishlist posts, even if they aren't DU members; they're fellow citizens.)

Thank you in advance for keeping this thread kicked, rec'd and sharing it in other groups here on DU and with your other social networks. Tweet it, post on FB, wherever!!!

Even if you think you can't help, you can: Simply acknowledging someone's request and the courage to share their story, is PRICELESS.
No one should ever feel alone.


I can personally vouch for all four requests. One of the Wishlist posts is by a brand new DUer who I met via Wishadoo! and, fortunately, ends up being an active progressive who has found a new home here at DU. For now, they've all asked that you contact them with any suggestions or questions via Wishadoo![/b>]. Just click the link to their individual posts and you'll see a button to CONTACT MEMBER.





HELP FIGHT FOR LIFE-SAVING A/C IN DISABLED HOUSING PROJECT
(I don't yet have permission to post this DUer's screen name but this is a LONG-TIME member, whom I vouch for wholeheartedly)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/131/help-us-fight-to-prevent-air-conditioning-from-being-banned-in-our-senior-d/


NEED A LITTLE $$, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TOO (new DUer, Jisis)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/130/need-a-little-help-and-good-thoughts-prayers-too-please/


SMALL RV OR CAMPERVAN FOR DISABLED YOUNG MAN (Akoto)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/132/small-rv-or-campervan-for-disabled-young-man/


A VERY SICK FERAL CAT NEEDS YOUR HELP (Flaxbee)

http://www.wishadoo.org/wishlist/133/a-very-sick-feral-cat-needs-your-help/



PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN



Again, it is GREATLY appreciated it if you would kindly:



* Recommend this thread and keep it kicked

* Share the Wishlist post with your social networks (or share from here, of course)

* Offer whatever support you can (financial support, information, advice, well wishes, etc.)



BTW, I'm trying to remember to add these posts to my DU Journal, so you can look back at previous Wishadoo!-DU Community efforts. I wanted to update you about the most recent post, which involved signing a petition to bring attention to a tragic situation. I believe there are now over 85k signatures, largely due to the efforts of DU which got the ball rolling!






If you're still reading and care to read a DRAFT of a project I want to launch IMMEDIATELY after the election, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts. I very much hope this can be a community project here at DU, one which is desperately needed in this country. Click image below to read the draft of the crowdfunding campaign for the NATIONAL FIND HELP DIRECTORY to learn more.

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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). This includes creating posts in the Wishlist, a "craigslist of compassion." Most of us are struggling with one thing or another, and as you'll see, there are many categories in the Wishlist to cover a variety of issues/needs.

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.

The Wishlist is where we can ask, offer, give, receive and pay it forward. If you create a Wishlist post, let me know your DU name, and I can start to do weekly or biweekly threads such as this to highlight DUers' needs and offerings.

Any contributions to Wishadoo! goes 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, we all appreciate your generosity tremendously. Thanks to those who have already helped support Wishadoo! ~ OneGrassRoot


To see an infographic which, hopefully, summarizes the existing tools and goals of Wishadoo!, please CLICK HERE (then click again to enlarge).








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