ALL UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN PAGE LOCATED HERE: http://igg.me/at/bm13/x/18935.
Please visit that page for up-to-date information and to see what we are doing! Please share that page with family, friends and co-workers!
As our brothers and sisters are recovering from the tragic events that transpired in Boston earlier today, San Diego stands together with Bostonians! While we believe in the thoughts and prayers that have been going out throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter, we are taking it a step further! Actions speak louder than words and this couldn’t be more applicable today and in the weeks to come!
We’ve started an online fundraising campaign through IndieGoGo aimed at providing financial assistance in two places:
- Provide donations to the local Red Cross Chapter.
- More importantly, help one Boston Marathon spectator/participant that lost both his legs in the blast.
While we are currently working to find the identity of this individual, our fundraising campaign is already underway to help defray the cost of care. We are reaching out to the San Diego community and we ask that you please consider donating to this cause. To do so, please go to http://bit.ly/SDSUlovesBoston. Additionally, we are committed to reaching and exceeding our fundraising goal and ask that our San Diego brothers and sisters help share this effort! We want to assure everyone that this is not an overnight charity / sham. This effort is led by a San Diego State University graduate student.
For more information, please email Bogdan Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this article as well as our fundraising webpage on Twitter using the hashtag #SDSUlovesBoston.
*note: we are using bit.ly to track clickthroughs. If you don’t feel comfortable clicking on a bit.ly link, the full link to the fundraising campaign is http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/san-diego-friends-united-for-boston-and-marathon-participants/x/18935?c=home
UPDATE (4/16 8:25PM): We are focusing our efforts on our IndieGoGo page available here: http://igg.me/at/bm13/x/18935. The most up-to-date information will be available on that page. Please consider sharing the page with your friends, family and co-workers. We are currently almost at the $400 mark! Thank you ALL for the contributions, sharing and assistance!
UPDATE (4/16 11:32AM): Our fundraising efforts and the #SDSUlovesBoston just hit the news! The San Diego Union Tribune has published a post about the movement found here. We are continuing our efforts to raise funds and identify our beneficiary!
UPDATE (4/15 11:37PM): We have also started a reddit post to share this campaign. If you are a current redditor, consider upvoting and commenting on our post found in the /r/sandiego subreddit. DIRECT LINK. Donations continue to slowly come through. Will keep posting updates as our campaign progresses! THANK YOU ALL!
UPDATE (4/15 10:36PM): Looks like we may have an ID on the man we are fundraising for! More updates to come as we verify the information we have. Thank you so much to the San Diego community for sharing this effort with family and friends! Please consider sharing this post or the IndieGogo page!