I'm shocked, awed, and overwhelmed tonight!
At least a HUNDRED blogs from every aspect of the political spectrum have taken part in this swarm of goodness. I want to take a moment to thank Chuck Adkins, a blogger at the Town Hall Blog Community and other places for picking up my plea, and spreading it far and wide through the Conservative 'sphere. He's right-- this isn't about politics, but I had to somewhere.
It will be days before I get everyone thanked properly. But, I'm starting right now, and every day, I will post another set of Thank Yous, until either my fingers fall off and my eyes go blind, or I get to the end of the list. Let's hope for the latter.
In the past 24-hours, we raised between $13,000 (minimum) to somewhere in the neighborhood of $92,000 for the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Mid-South Chapter of United Way.
I thank each and every one of you who participated in this immense act of Kindness-- Bloggers and Donors alike. We made an enormous difference between HOPE and Despair today.
Damn, I'm proud of you all. I've never been so impressed and touched like this in my life. If there is a Statistician in the house, I'd LOVE for you to put the calipers on my numbers.
You can see how I derived this large range-spread at my place:
I don't think that I am far off.
PLEASE pass this around, as there is no way in hell that I can reach everyone we has participated in this action in any sensible way.
All of my love, and two scoops of IOU to each and every one of you.
Your Friend, Fan and Admirer,
Okay, here is the donation information again for the American Red Cross:
American Red Cross
1400 Central Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104