I gave this two weeks thinking, even with that, I might not reach my goal.
And here we are.
In one week, the amazing blogging community came together to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Your words helped. You helped.
I can not thank you enough for joining in this fundraiser and helping others in need.
I offered to donate $1 for each flash entry that was posted (up to $50). Because of you, a donation has been made and, just as important, the word has been spread that, though the hurricanes have passed, there is still need. That is priceless.
To everyone who participated, thank you. To everyone who reblogged and shared this post, thank you. ❤
Note to my lovely fellow bloggers:
Some people commented but didn’t link, others linked but didn’t comment, others landed in my spam folder. Some were entries, some were reblogs. I tried my best to keep up with comments and pingbacks but, alas, I am only human. I am one person trying to sort through everything that landed here at Lemon Shark. If I missed your entry or reblog, I sincerely apologize. (But I think I got everyone!) Either way, we did it! And help is on the way to our fellow humans in need.
A huge shout-out to D. Wallace Peach who offered to match my total donation. So know that each and every one of you who participated raised $2.
Another huge shout-out to Norah Colvin who offered to match my donation for each of her readers’ entries and has also made a generous donation. If you hopped over from Norah’s, you raised $3.
The enthusiasm and creativity in the blogging community is fantastic!
I also need to mention my amazing tweeps (my fellow micro writers, Twitter friends, hashtag warriors…). The wonderful Ree created a compilation of flash fiction, hosting writers who don’t have their own blogs but wanted to write for this cause.
I am so grateful to all of you. We got the word out. We raised money. We helped.
THANK YOU! ❤
I donated to Direct Relief which has received amazing ratings across the board.
If you’d like to help out one of the numerous hurricane relief charities, there are links below. Remember… Every little bit helps.
Click here to find a list of trusted charities from Charity Navigator
Click here to find a list of trusted charities from Consumer Reports
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