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CALLING ALL AUTHORS
Today, I’m interrupting my series on promises of God to bring you a special opportunity to help others in need. I’ll get back to the series next week.
On the morning of July 20th, the world was shocked to hear the news of a rampage the previous evening in a theater in Aurora, Colorado. A man had conducted an assault on theatergoers that ended with twelve people dead and fifty-nine more injured.
This obviously comes as news to no one. We’ve all heard and read countless reports of this abomination. But what about the victims and their families? Is there anything we can do?
When my friend Charity Kountz first approached me with her idea, I wasn’t sure what I thought about it. However, her enthusiasm was so overwhelming she soon had me firmly in the boat with her.
She told me she wanted to raise funds to help the victims and their families with their medical expenses, funeral expenses, and whatever other financial costs they incurred as a result of the shootings. She had a very specific idea in mind for how to do that.
It took a while for her to set up the mechanism to put her idea into practice, but she has now done that. I hope you’ll join me in helping her with this project.
Her idea is for authors—you and me and all the others we know or correspond with—to give free copies of our books as rewards for donations. For a donation of $10 or more, a person may choose a book from among those available and receive an autographed copy.
If we can generate enough interest and publicity about this, it could truly be a great success. Charity has lined up a professional fundraising organization to administer the program in return for only five per cent of the proceeds, a very low percentage as fundraising operations go.
In order for her idea to become a successful reality, we need two things to happen. First, we need many authors to donate copies of their books for prizes, and secondly, we need those authors to do anything they can to publicize the drive so the public will donate.
I’ve donated five copies of Heaven Sent. Won’t you join me?
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What a great idea. Please keep us posted as to when this goes live.
It’s live now. Charity is ready to accept PDF copies now. I’m not sure of the procedure for cash donations. Need to contact her for that information.
Awesome post David and I appreciate your heartfelt support of this project. I’m trying to get some local radio stations/news stations interested in the story as well. Of course, with the move going on I probably won’t really get to it til Friday or early next week. I’ll be tweeting fellow writers and DMing them a link. Did anyone from the writer’s group sound interested in participating?
Thanks, Charity. I’m trying to get together with a Star-Telegram staffer who writes about authors. No one there Sat except Nigel and me.
Thanks, Sis. Will do.
What a great idea! Wish I were an author so I could donate. Let me know when there is a list of books available for purchase to support this project.