Did I keep to my previous plan of writing thank-you letters as the donations came in? No, and as such, I am waaaay behind. But all who donated will receive e-mailtronic thanks, which I'm sure you'll save and treasure forever.
The huge publicity around Katrina was the primary factor in raising this amount of money. Although, looking back over the summer, if I may, I blogged the shit out of August and September. Just saying.
Another thing. The two largest donors were:
-- largest donor liberal tech whiz Dave Slusher at Evil Genius Chronicles, who cunningly did his own fundraiser and then applied it to my matching
-- close behind was Gaijin Biker, at Riding Sun, a conservative American living in Japan. Politically we disagree on ... wll, everything, but we still manage to have civil and entertaining e-mail discussions about it. Our mutual love of tech and geekery keeps it all cool.
Because that's how we do it at the Kung Fu Monkey.
What did you folks raise for Katrina Relief? A lot of large donations, and I'd rather see more of the one-dollar donations from the regular readers and RSS folk, but all in all -- pretty amazing.
Which means I dip into my filthy screenwriting monies and match that for a grand total of , well, let's round it off --
to the Red Cross for Katrina relief. As we can see, people are still being relocated, need shelter, food, etc. so this money will go to excellent use for our fellow citizens in need.
Nicely done, folks. Proud of you.
October's looking like it might be a little busy with work travel, so I think we'll take a month off from "Blogging for a Cause" and jump back in when I know I'll be able to give you a decent amount of blogbang-for-your-buck.
Thanks for your generosity. We know return to your regularly scheduled programming of pop culture snark, hubris and apocalpse rants.