A Blatant Request for Charity

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Now that I have your attention . . .

First, please watch the following short video.  You’ll know or recognize the people and places. It was locally produced and does a terrific job of explaining the needs of the area:

This will be a double posting, on Facebook and my blog, because, well, they’re available. I was a little concerned about using the blog for this because it was established mainly to report on high school events.  But then I remembered I have solicited for the Education Foundation on the blog, certainly school related, and the school sponsors an annual Empty Bowls fundraiser that segues perfectly into . . .

I was asked to join the United Way (UW) team because I’m an older person . . . OK, an old person. UW has done very well locally within the business community and other organizations where it can pinpoint potential donor groups.  There is a substantial group of potential donors in town that can’t be targeted in a group manner – and that would be retirees.  That’s where I come in – I’m a retiree.  But retirees are a disparate group, on any given moment you couldn’t locate half of them and at the first hint of a snowflake half of them flee south.  So, what seemed like the best idea was a social media blast.  So, here it is!

http://www.uwdp.org/home.aspx

You can donate by going to the above website, or by visiting the office in the old bowling alley. Oh, and at this time of year, we are also accepting donations of winter clothing.  If you can, please donate.  And whether you can make a donation at this time or not, it would be appreciated if you would “share” this message with your Facebook and e-mail friends.  The broader the distribution, the better results we should get . . . if logic serves.  So, thanks a bunch!

Always do whatever’s next.  ~  George Carlin

Up next:  Depends on how many donations we get?

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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