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26 October 2009 @ 01:21 pm
Signal boost: help save Dave's house  
I have several friends and acquaintances who live in (or used to live in) Middle Tennessee and might know Dave. I don't, personally, but I do know (at least virtually) some of the folks involved in the Save Dave's House community and perceive them as being reliable and trustworthy.

I'm helping to save a guy named Dave's house and land from foreclosure by promoting the Save Dave Online Auction being held on LiveJournal now through November 20, 2009.
Everything ranging from tech support and professional editing to yarn and everything knitted you can imagine. Autographed first editions and TV/movie memorabilia. Want custom or handmade jewelry, or a custom quilt or book bag? Think someone might like original art or photos (or letterpressed biz cards, or custom notecards) for Upcoming Holiday Gifting? What about baked goods People are even auctioning off surprises and taking offers for custom duct tape creations!

People who don't even know this guy Dave have brought the best of themselves to help him stay in his home. Most auctions are ending around Halloween...go check out what's on offer before it's over! And if you can, spread the word about the auction. Thanks!

Also my long-time net-friend kshandra is in a bind in part due to medical expenses.

And my long-time net-acquaintances eleri and her family are having ongoing financial stress, in large part because two of their children have a genetic disorder requiring a lot of care.
une idee fixeideealisme on October 26th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
Saving Dave
I don't want to get too far into my feelings about this as it might seem I am shooting the messenger and I don't want to do that. You're coming from a good place.

Let's just say that given my own situation, I will be sitting this one out.

Good luck.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 26th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Saving Dave
I understand. This is not meant to try to guilt people into participating, but rather to make people aware of the situation and let them decide what, if anything, they are comfortable doing.
une idee fixeideealisme on October 26th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Saving Dave
Don't worry, from what I know of your style I know you'd never in a million years start guilt-tripping people. I think I have more of a problem with the concept rather than your promotion of it. I think it is a cultural thing maybe.

The fact that I am in situation almost identical to this Dave guy is probably influencing my feelings very strongly, but there's the culture thing too.

Anyway. We do what we need to do when our backs are to the wall. That I do understand.
pabsungenis on October 26th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
I would help, but our own house goes up for Sheriff's sale November 17th, and I don't have such a vibrant support staff to help me.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on October 27th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Ouch. I'm sorry. I'm able to help out when folks ask, but I'm not capable of running a major fundraiser.

Do you accept Paypal? I can't provide enough to save a house, but I can kick in something.
The Broad Majestic Shannonms_interpret on October 26th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
FWIW, I think it's a nice thing to share these sorts of things so that people who can help out do. So, thanks. :)
Maggiesillymagpie on October 27th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
I think this is a great idea. I'm not sure I can afford anything, but I'm definitely checking it out.
piranha @ dreamwidthpir_anha on October 28th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
health care reform can't come fast enough, *sigh*.

thanks for the links. i can give a little.