Update: well this is better than last year’s timeline!! Last year it took us MONTHS to get the banking thing sorted out – getting Linden dollars out of Second Life into a PayPal account (after having to set that up) and then getting PayPal connected to a bank account for our new non-profit. SO.
- Peace Direct: The Escuela Project: US $495.00
- The Zion Project (for child soldiers): US $495.00
- The Edith Benson Babies Home: US $550.00
Explanation: the EBBH got an additional donation specifically to cover the wire transfer fees (of 50+ dollars).
Reflection: On Friday of last week I left work temporarily for a quick stroll uptown. The bank that holds Peace Train’s account has a prominent building there. The sun was out, and warm, but the humidity was down!
I entered the bank and was greeted by the attending bank workers; I sat down at the desk opposite an older gentleman. He inquired as to my needs, and I was only too happy to share more details than he probably expected or needed to know!
Sending the contributions of so many people from PeaceFest 09 to the Edith Benson Babies Home by wire transfer – it was a joy I hope in some way anyone reading this will imagine and experience with me. The monetary donation, the result of months of work in sourcing and coordinating all the live events, and the kindnesses of so many contributors, I – ME – I was the one who had the privilege of making the final step happen in creating the real impact from the virtual endeavors. I signed the papers with one name that represented all of you.
Thank you all. You made my day. I hope this little story made yours.
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