Today I made a donation to the Red Cross. I looked at the EGC podcasting war chest, and decided to give $750 out of it. Because of the generosity of John Rogers, who is matching contributions to readers of his blog, it will ultimately work out to $1500. I say this not as self-aggrandizement, but as a public thank you. The money I gave was in large part a lot of yours that I just happened to be holding.
Thanks to iPodderX for sponsoring the show for a while. When the tsunami hit in Asia last Christmas, they donated their take for January to relief efforts, so they are no strangers to philanthropy with their business. Thanks to iPod Observer for being the current sponsor and newest source of liquidity to do this. Thanks to everyone who has bought the stuff packages. Your money in part is being funneled to helping the miserable lives of the current refugee crisis in our own borders, in an area 100 miles from where I used to call home. Thank you.
I’m adding an additional deal. If you buy the stuff package during the month of September, I will donate $25 to the Red Cross for every one one sold and I will do it through John Rogers. Thus with his match, you will pay $35 to get the tshirt and CD and $50 will go to the Red Cross. Huge thanks to John and his generosity which is increasing the bang for buck of all this giving. I feel happy to help funnel some of his Hollywood money into the cause. John Rogers – stand-up comedian and stand-up guy.