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Due to the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, BoardGameGeek is selling GeekGold to help support the Red Cross in their efforts to provide aid and relief to the victims of the storm.

We're selling 1 GeekGold for $1.00 USD and we'll donate the proceeds to the American Red Cross Hurricane 2005 Relief Fund.

Click here for more payment details:
www.boardgamegeek.com/disasterfundraiser.php



Update:
If someone wants to make a sizable donation and wants to deduct it from their taxes, you should donate directly to a charity. Send me a copy of the receipt and I'll gift you the geekgold


Update 2: We've hit 10k... awesome. I also just added a graph so you can see the buildup.
www.boardgamegeek.com/katrinagraph.php

Update 3: In addition to the GeekGold you also get a red cross icon on your profile.

Update 4: The red crosses have been removed due to a number of issues. I'll come up with something else ASAP.

Update 5: The fundraiser will end on Friday 9/9/2005.
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
GOOD! maybe now I can 'get some', since "approvals" of Games Submissions doesn't 'seem' to be 'working'!
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P.S.-is there a valid email address that WE could 'contribute' this at? the insipid "PayPal"(what an 'oxymoron') don't want to 'work' as well, are THEY 'approving' Games Submissions for you folks, on the side?
 
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Gee, what a good idea - great minds, and all that ...
 
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Thanks Aldie. I've been 7 geekgold away from my avatar for ages. I've also been thinking about donating to the hurricane relief fund. The combination was enough to motivate me to get my wallet.

I dunno how many of you were personally affected by this disaster. My wife's grandmother just pulled out of New Orleans today.

And I upped my supporter to '05 while I was at it.
 
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Absolutely fantastic idea. I was planning on donating as it is, and it's great to do so with my fellow geeks.
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
GROGnads wrote:

P.S.-is there a valid email address that WE could 'contribute' this at? the insipid "PayPal"(what an 'oxymoron') don't want to 'work' as well, are THEY 'approving' Games Submissions for you folks, on the side?


I updated the page with my mailing address where you can send a check if the PayPal doesn't work for you.
 
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Absolutley BOSS idea, Aldie!! It feels great to contribute and that running total at the top of the front page is nice to see. (plus I got my Avatar! It's like they say, to get you have to give)
 
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I think this is an excellent idea.

It's pretty horrible out there.
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief

Thanks for setting this up. I'll be mailing something tomorrow. I guess donating to the Red Cross helps, but I wish there were other/better ways of helping the victims (short of inviting them to live with me). At the risk of slipping into politics, I can't help but think that with all the compromises we've made on infrastructure and social programs over the last 30 years or so, all those expensive military toys don't really amount to much in light of this (worsening??) disaster.

 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
thumbsup It's also a short term solution to the new-ways-to-get-GG dilemma--win win.

Btw, what charities will you be supporting?
 
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Übergeekbadge, Thank you!
 
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Awesome idea Aldie. It's nice to see that our huge community and love of board games will actually help out people in need.
 
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I guess donating to the Red Cross helps, but I wish there were other/better ways of helping the victims (short of inviting them to live with me)


Funny you should mention this, i'm not sure where you live personally Mark, but they are looking for people to share their housing if you live in about 300 miles of the disaster area. go to
http://www.hurricanehousing.org for more information.
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
Very cool. I already gave, but what the heck, here's a few more bucks...
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
I was going to donate somewhere any way. Might as well be through BGG. Way to go Aldie.
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
GROGnads wrote:
GOOD! maybe now I can 'get some', since "approvals" of Games Submissions doesn't 'seem' to be 'working'!
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P.S.-is there a valid email address that WE could 'contribute' this at? the insipid "PayPal"(what an 'oxymoron') don't want to 'work' as well, are THEY 'approving' Games Submissions for you folks, on the side?


Are you really this bitter, Grog, or are you just keeping with your online persona?
 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
ThatFalafelGirl wrote:
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I guess donating to the Red Cross helps, but I wish there were other/better ways of helping the victims (short of inviting them to live with me)


Funny you should mention this, i'm not sure where you live personally Mark, but they are looking for people to share their housing if you live in about 300 miles of the disaster area. go to
http://www.hurricanehousing.org for more information.

Northern Michigan; it's probably 800-1,000 miles.

 
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Well, a little of BOTH! It is quite frustrating when I can't even get a simple 'donation' made using "PayPal" and their infuriating 'manner' to go about doing that. I've tried the email route and they keep informing me that it isn't a 'valid' one! Oh, but they will gladly take my 'Bank Account' info with a direct LINK to 'that', for which I don't think so! I don't trust them online transactions with such '411', since they have a nasty 'habit' of getting hacked or outright selling off of this. Then there are those 'drolls' who just seem to NOT have anything better to 'do' but be a "negative ninny"~yeah YOU "elmonty", so they tend to get my 'dander UP'! So what'd you expect?
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P.S.-I've tried every method that I can think of to obtain 'payment' to the "Relief Fund" from that "P.P" site, with NO results to show thus far. I even tried to send this through another fellow GEEK "tolendante", and ALL that I 'get' is the same B.S. 'requests' from them. WHAT is their problem? The money's there, yet they WANT me to provide a 'card', STILL!?!?! If I ever meet anyone associated with 'them', they won't live out a 'normal' LIFE anymore!
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Thanks for doing this. Let's hope all of our funds can do some good.
 
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How long will this be going on? I'd love to donate, but can't until I find a new job.
 
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great idea Aldie, glad to help. I put a message on my Boardgame Meetup board and hope to pass it forward.
 
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Fantastic idea. I hope this generates a lot of donations.
 
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I'll toss in a few coins...5db1db

Aldie, any chance we could have a rolling tally either in this thread or on the front page?
 
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Super idea. thumbsup

This is a reminder to me how lucky I am and not to forget others who aren't so lucky.

 
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Re: GeekGold for Katrina Relief
Baldboy_1 wrote:
I'll toss in a few coins...5db1db

Aldie, any chance we could have a rolling tally either in this thread or on the front page?5db1db


Check out the top of the front page.

 
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