The Teen is FAR MORE TECH SAVVY than her nearly half century old father. She set up this site with two other friends and set a modest goal of raising $1,000 over the next few days. In just hours, they have raised over $2,000 from friends, family, extended friends and family. It is amazing that with technology, social media, etc. this can be done so quickly. And you can give using your credit cards. The platform used, “indiegogo” will take a 4% fee. And to keep to my promise that 100% of your funds will go to aid, I pledge to make up the 4% fee for ALL DONATIONS from my own wallet (and I have advanced the funds as Indiegogo will only remit funds after a couple of weeks). The Teens’ classmates from grade and high school, extended family members and other friends have responded quickly and generously. Even though the stated goal of $1,000 was met within hours, please consider this platform if you prefer to donate by credit card on line. Donations as modest as $3 to a very generous $250 are all greatly appreciated. All funds collected by this effort will go towards relief goods for Northern Cebu.
The Teen accompanied us to Northern Cebu today and distributed much of the relief goods and saw the devastation to crops, homes, etc. firsthand. It was a truly eye-opening experience, and not something she would have learned in a classroom had she not taken a gap year before she heads off to University next year.
Mrs. MM and I are immensely proud of her. So very proud. :)
Please visit her effort here and spread the word on your facebook and other social media accounts, particularly for folks abroad who are looking for ways to contribute $1 or any amount they would like to give. Thank you.