OK, so I promised I’d write a better list later. I’ve decided to do it now, so that I don’t forget. So first, I’ll make a list of everyone who’s donated, sorted by date, which is the way it is on the page.
- Aunt Ginny and Uncle Tony.
- My cousin Fred.
I had 2 $20 donations, a $25 donation, a $15 donation, 3 $10 donations, and a $100 donation, which equals $210! That is if I’m adding things up right, which I think I am. Wow, I still can’t exactly believe it. Going into this, I wasn’t really sure how much I would raise, and I wasn’t even sure if I’d meet my goal of $150. I set it at $150 because I thought setting it any higher than that would just be setting myself up for failure. Of course I knew I wanted to surpass my 2009 fundraising level which was $174, (incidentally, also for Samaritan’s Purse,) but I wasn’t sure if this year would be that year. I also wasn’t sure if doing unofficial events like this was all that effective. Of course it helps out a very worthy charity, and it’s always a lot of fun, but I was starting to doubt the efficacy of it. This has definitely renewed my faith in the process!
Facebook really came through in the end, that was something I was also starting to doubt the efficacy of, because it seems like I had to post way too much for people to even see what I was doing. I was worried about spamming my Facebook friends by posting too much. I’d like to thank all my Facebook friends for putting up with the past month of status updates, event invetations, and lots and lots of links! By the way, I’m still very happy that everything performed the way it did, I was having problems as late as Friday, and I was definitely worried that things would go wrong Saturday, but everything worked perfectly! I think I only had to restart twice, which is like a record for the lowest number of restarts in 24 hours or something.