Originally Posted by CreateDestroy
a sneaker website doing a fundraiser for the Philippines.... our goal should
be met by day one... (no racism)
Then we'll raise our goal.
Realistically, it's looking like we'll be halfway to our initial goal at the close of day one. $1,000 in 24 hours isn't bad, but I know we can do better if we pull together.
Hopefully this fundraiser will prove helpful, and, given the scale of destruction wrought by typhoon Haiyan, we need to do all we can to help out and show our support.
Our friends in the Philippines have supported us practically from day one. It's no secret that many NikeTalk members, like @kingcrux31 , live in or have family in the Philippines. This disaster struck perilously close to home for many of them and some have undoubtedly been personally affected as well.
Originally Posted by mr2cool80
Donated and proudly as I've always done so on NT. Thank you Meth for this thread once again as you've reliably and relentlessly done so in the past years giving our community an opportunity to have an impact in grave global occurrences. No matter how minuscule!
There's an old Ethiopian proverb that states, "When spiderwebs unite, they can tie up a lion." While binding a lion may not sound like a very worthwhile goal, I think the implications are clear.
Collectively, we have the resources to address what none of us could individually. $25 here and there adds up. We've proven that with previous fundraisers. Even if it seems as though our grand totals are a little less than grand when compared to the scale of this disaster, bear in mind that we've built entire schools and libraries for just $20,000.
Although it's estimated that 7,000 schools may have been damaged, each one of us knows full well just how much of a difference the presence of ONE community school can make.
Whatever we raise, I have full confidence that Mercy Corps will use it to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who've suffered as a result of this terrible tragedy. And I promise you the contribution will not seem minuscule to those who need it most.
Originally Posted by Gordonson
Meth asks, Meth shall receive.
I was a broke 19 year old before donating, so what's the harm in being a slightly more broke 19 year old after it?
As I'm sure this disaster underscores that there are indeed worse situations in life than being a "broke 19 year old."
It's admirable that you've recognized this and have chosen to leverage those advantages you do have in life to help those less fortunate.
I'm sure I speak for everyone here in saying that I appreciate your sacrifice - and, as I hope this fundraiser makes clear, we have to express our values in both word AND deed.
So, to show our appreciation for your sacrifices and to assist the people of the Philippines, NikeTalk will match ALL donations made through our fundraising page over the next 30 days, up to a total of $10,000.
You dig deep; we dig deep. We're all in this together.