Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

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rhughes
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Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:09 am

Hello Fellow Tripleshot Members

Lets see how much money we can raise for Capital Region families impacted by this crisis.

The Rapid Relief Fund (Victoria Foundation, Jawl Foundation and Times Colonist) are behind this. Money will flow to families almost immediately.

https://victoriafoundation.bc.ca/rapid-relief-fund/

Caroline and I donated $500 this morning and we encourage you to donate what you can. The great thing is that its being matched so its really a $1000 total. That can buy a lot of groceries (Mustard Seed is a recipient).

Any amount is great. If you want to donate and not state the amount you can pm me and I will keep the tally.

Maybe we can challenge another club--Wheelers?

Thanks
Ritchie
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rhughes
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:11 am

Maybe one of you smart folks can post the proper link to the relief fund?

[EDIT (Martin): Should work now, Ritchie]

rhughes
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:23 am

Thanks for fixing that Martin!

We are now up to $1500 folks!! Let's keep going!

Andrew
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by Andrew » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:23 pm

Thanks Ritchie! Kristen and I just matched you making it $1000 x 2 for VBCC. Let’s help folks who are struggling please!

rhughes
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:46 am

Thank you Andrew and Kristen!

That’s $2000 from TSers so far folks—and matched for $4000!!!

Let’s keep it going, donations (up to $355K) made by this Sunday will be matched by local entrepreneurs.

Thank you Andrew and all TS frontliners tackling this health problem everyday.

Ritchie

Paula
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by Paula » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:53 am

Thanks for starting this thread Ritchie! What a great initiative. We can’t match you at this time, but we will contribute for sure!

And if you are like us and you have accumulated more outdoor gear over the years than you can use and you have extra sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads now a great time to donate. Our Place and the Dandelion Society are looking for donations, in an effort to help people without homes be able to practice some social distancing!

rhughes
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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:38 pm

Thank you, Paula!

No need to match anyone—any amount helps our neighbours in need!

And yes I will look and take down at least one sleeping bag to Our Place.

Ritchie

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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:39 pm

We are up to $2250 (X2) in donations folks!!

Amazing!

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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by norman marcy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:45 pm

$250
plus taking to Our Place

+ 2 tents
+ 2 sleeping pads
+ 2 sleeping bags

Doing this Tomorrow If anyone wants me to drop off they are only accepting this kind of donation at their site at the old Youth detention centre at past the Hospital on the Goose Trail. PM me if you need donations transported.

Cheers

Norman

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Re: Funding Challenge: Rapid Relief Fund

Post by rhughes » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:15 pm

We are up to $2540! That is over $5000 all in. The Rapid Relief Fund met its initial goal of one million then two.

Maybe we can get creative and see what we have--bike related--that we can sell and continue to donate?

Cheers
Ritchie

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