One of our anonymous Balloon Juice Angels sent me a note last night offering $1,000 to match donations to the GoFundMe for Larime.
Cole’s goal is to raise $15,000 for Larime & Sylv. $4,200 of that will pay for rent, utilities and meds in March and April until work for Larime can pick up again in the spring. The remaining $10,800 would pay for 8 months of rent in advance, which means that if things go wonky again, at least they won’t have to worry about having a roof over their head.
Thanks to the generosity of more than 150 BJ peeps, nearly $10k has been raised. So March and April are covered, and 4 months of rent after that.
Our angel will match up to $50 from each person who donates, up to a total of $1,000.
Drop me a note by email if you donate so I can be sure to count your donation toward the match.
This will be the last post for the GoFundMe. We may not make it to a full 8 months of rent in advance, but even 6 months would give them some much-needed stability.
As always, there is no need to ever feel obligated to donate to anything. Not the blog funding, not political fundraising, not efforts to help the occasional person out. Not even for pet blegs!
Totally open thread.
Update: How cow, you guys, we did it!
We are at $15,757, which turns into a bit over $15,000 after the 3% fees come out.
Thank you to every single person who donated! Special thanks to our BJ Angel, and two the two other angels who made angel-level donations anonymously through the GoFundMe.