We got to meet most of the people from this video at the zoom on Tuesday.
The video is only one minute long, so I hope you’ll watch it if you haven’t already.
We met Danny and Rob and E.B. and Percy and Booker T on Tuesday.
Smart. Inspiring. Passionate. Hopeful. Impressive!
Each one told us their story and they were seriously amazing. When I get time I’ll put up the video of the zoom, but this week is sapping my energy and I am not going to get to it today.
When that goes up you’ll get to meet Carrie, too, one of the people who started this organization 2 years ago. Carrie is lovely person filled with passion; I can’t wait for you to meet her, too.
The $25,000 we hope to raise for VAAC will fund community engagement done by most of the people we met.
We are into our second $1,000 Balloon Juice angel match, with $435 of that already donated before Balloon Juice was so rudely interrupted by the ransomware attack. Between that and the external match of 21,500 (and they are still working on matching the full $25k) you can multiply your donation by a factor of 4.
$25 funds the full cost of an hour of face-to-face community engagement. With our angel match and the external match, 25 bucks funds 4 hours.
For this angel match, we are matching up to $50 for donations in the comments.
And when this Angel match is complete, we have another one in the wings!
Thank you for making it so easy for us to help. I donated $100 to “Balloon Juice for VAAC” this morning. I hope part of it might qualify for a match.
We’ll count it. :-) That’s $300, which is 12 hours of relational organizing and community engagement. thank you so much
I kicked in $25.00. Thanks for all the work you do!
Thank you for all your work. $25 donated.
I just hit it with another $50!
Thank you for all that you do for us and for that awesome Zoom WG. Highlight of my week.
Kicked in $25. Anything that fights voter suppression is alright by me.
Just donated $25
$25 in for me too. Wish it could be more. Maybe if I win the lottery tonight I’ll double it.
Wow, you guys. Together that’s $600, which is 24 hours or community engagement. thank you so much.
Your donation wasn’t there when I added up the others, thank you. That’s 4 hours!
What a great organization!
$50 to the cause.
And thank you WaterGirl for the home away from home. You have gone above and beyond for this community.
Thank you! 8 hours of community engagement can make a real difference in people’s lives.
They were all impressive as hell, every one of them. I am so excited for us to be helping these folks.
Yeah, about the site… as hard as this is, it would be 1,000x worse if I felt we were losing our community. I am so grateful we have this site.
Yes, wandering around, checking out other sites when Balloon Juice was down really emphasized the unique and positive nature of BJ.
Thanks everyone. Let’s run up the score this November.
I donated $50.
‘@Another Scott @ dc @dnfree
Thank you so much, all of you! Together that’s $833 for this effort! That’s more than 33 hours that you guys funded.
We are at $835 on Angel Match #2, and we have an angel match #3 waiting in the wings.
Headed to bed, but big thanks to everyone who has donated! And to everyone who will donate after my head hits the pillow. :-)
In for $25
$25 from me. And I’m thankful, too, for all the work that’s gone into keeping us connected during this time. I know this will get stuck in moderation, so I hope it’s not too long before someone springs me, lol.
Just put in $40. Thank you for doing this. I’m really happy to be able to contribute to this important cause.
‘@emrys @Lesline @Torrey
Hey you three, that’s $360 for VAAC, so together you have funded 15 hours of community engagement.
We have matched $925 of the $1,000 match offered by Balloon Juice Angel #2.