Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Let's Help a Gal Out! Important READ THIS!

My, or should I say our friend Judy has had a rough year so far because of the sudden death of her husband, Will.
And I wanted to do something for her so about a month or two ago I talked with her and she gave me the green light to get something rolling.

But then my Road Trip and Family Reunion Trip intervened......and then the health problem took hold of me so this all got delayed for a while.  And then coordinating with Judy during this trying time of her life put us behind schedule some as well because frankly, she's got more important stuff to deal with lately than me! ;-)
So forgive me for being a bit late in getting this all finished and ready to launch.

As her regular readers and followers know already, Judy over at That's udy with a J had her husband Will pass away earlier this year suddenly and unexpectedly.
 
Not only did it leave her and the family reeling emotionally, but it left them in dire straights financially.
You see, Will brought in 75% of their income.  With his death that income is no more and they are trying to live on the 25% that is still coming in from Judy's job.
Plus the life insurance Will had from his employment, which Judy thought was in place to get them over this stretch was not anywhere NEAR the amount that was needed.  So not only does she have to manage going forward on 1/4 of their old income, she didn't have that financial cushion of life insurance to see her to a point where they could get through the first 6 months or so monetarily, so she has been behind the 8 Ball ever since Will was taken.

Anyway, here's the deal.
I've set up a page on the Go Fund Me site to raise cash for Judy and her family to get specifically her car payments caught up.
Please go visit it HERE.

Excuse my lame video but it's the best one of 5 I tried to make and at least I didn't break down into sobs on it.
Sally Struthers I'll never be....lol

Please, if you can afford it, consider donating something....anything.  Even a few dollars would go a long way in helping Judy get caught up and continue to be able to get to her job.
I know many of us out here in cyper space are struggling with the finances but if everyone just gave $3, it could add up fast.

Now let me also say that this Go Fund Me thing does charge a total of 7.99% in fees from all monies collected to use their service.

So if anyone would prefer to use Paypal to send a donation that is also ok.  Paypal only charges about 3% in fees.  If you prefer to Paypal over some cash, just email that to my account which is under arcure@ptdprolog.net  Be sure to clip a note to any Paypal sent donation so I know it's for Judy because I also receive eBay payments at that account.

And if you don't want Paypal taking a cut, there is the option of snail mailing me a money order(money orders can be purchases for about $1 at many stores).  If you prefer to send a MO email me privately and I'll provide the mailing address/full name for you to send it off to.
I don't want to take personal checksd(or have Judy receive them directly) at this point as that opens me or Judy(depending on whom you make it out to)up to possible "bad checks" and having to pay hefty bank processing fees on them.  I know no one would send a bad check on purpose but if you don't have overdraft protection on your checking account and you have an OOPS!, it could happen inadvertently and cost one of us $30 or $40 in fines. 8-)

Now, no matter if you are in a place financially that you can or can't donate to Judy's cause, if you could SHARE THIS POST AND A LINK TO THE FUNDRAISING SITE that would help immensely to spread the word across the web!

You can also share the link to the Fundraising page via FACEBOOK and TWITTER.   If you have a large following/friend pool on either/both, Please share the link on those sites!  It amazes me sometimes how far things can travel on the net.

And if you have a blog, PLEASE be so kind as to blog about this effort to help Judy on your blog(with a link to the Fundraising site page please), or at least post something on your blog linking back to my blog post.

I have already had one of Judy's loyal readers email me privately with a nice sized donation for her.
I'd like to say THANK YOU to this individual(you KNOW who you are!)and tell you that she approached me privately before she even knew about what we were working on behind the scenes here.  This person has a good heart...... 8-)
And thanks for being the kick in the butt to finally get this finished..... 8-P

So that's it folks.
The gauntlet has been thrown down and the challenge started.
Let's get Judy a little pile of money love together, shall we?

I am sure I'll be bringing this all up again to nag everyone in the near future.

Again here is the link to the Fundraising Page..... http://www.gofundme.com/3u67fw


If you have any questions, thoughts or comments of your own, feel free to email me privately or leave a comment on this post.

Thank you for reading!

I know bloggers and blog readers are awesome people......don't prove me wrong now, ok?
8-)))

Sluggy

30 comments:

  1. I will email you to get your address so I can send some $$. this is a wonderful idea. We are supposed to help our friends even if we've never met, I feel like I know you guys.

    Lee Ann

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    1. I'll get a response to you as soon as I reply to these comments Lee Ann. And I feel the same way about knowing folks I've met only online... ;-)

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  2. Sluggy, I am so glad you are doing this, I have Udy's address here and my sister and I talked yesterday about sending her a check. We both agreed to do this. Yes I know I am trying to get out of debt but really? What problems do I have? None! Thanks you for helping my friend.

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    1. Hey, it's nothing none of us wouldn't do for the other, right? Thanks Kim.....now go iron some pillowcases....teehee

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  3. Sluggy,
    Can you send me your addy via my blog (which I won't publish!)(CTonabudget.blogspot.com) and I'll mail you some $.
    Thanks for spearheading this.
    Carol in CT

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    1. I got your reply Carol. Thanks and I'll lyk when it arrives.

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  4. You did a great job on the video! Thanks for coordinating everything!

    Donation is PayPal-ed over to ya!

    Lisa@ Cents To Save

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  5. You forgot to mention I also helped crash your summer too.

    But I'm in! You can also pay via Paypal to a direct email and be charged no fees (if sent as a "I'm sending money to family or friends", and you use your bank or paypal balance) which is what I'd prefer to use. 7.99% is a bit steep. Thanks for doing this, and my monies are on the way.

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    1. Got it Tanner, thank you!
      And yes, if people send the Paypal via the "non-business" method they won't take any fees out. Just spread the word if you can.

      And no, you didn't crash my summer.....we LOVED having you here, really!!

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  6. I'll definitely post it to my friends on FB. She's got my prayers too.

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    1. Great Val....prayers are definitely also needed! Thanks for spreading the word too. 8-)

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  7. yea sluggy as soon as i get paid friday gonna donate some not alot but love judy wish i had a million to give

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    1. If we all had a million we'd all be aok...lol
      Thanks Debbie. Whatever you can do(give $, spread the word and/or pray)helps in so many ways.

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  8. I don't think anyone has a problem donating three dollars. A single drip of constant water can cut a mark in a rock! Count me in. I will help as best as I can. My prayers to you, Judy!

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    1. Thank you Morrison. It is ALL welcomed and appreciated!

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    1. Judy requested that I take it down for reasons she wants to keep private so I did. Sorry...

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  10. Thanks for putting this together. I paypal'd you money, but it will be an echeck, so probably arrive in 3 days. I don't think there's a fee, as I checked the "sending money to friends & family" option. It looks like the full amount will make it to you.

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    1. Yea for full amounts...lol
      Thanks HP!

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  11. Sluggy - I kept wondering how I could help her and to the resume you come. I will email to get your address - thank you for doing this.

    Melissa

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    1. Ok Melissa, will response as soon as I can to any emails.

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  12. Does she have a blog? I'd like to visit it if possible. Thanks.

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    1. Diane, in the 3rd paragraph above, if you click on "udy with a J" it's a hyperlink to Judy's blog.
      Or just use this one.....
      http://thatsudywithaj.blogspot.com/

      Hope that helps.

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  13. Okay, it is the first of the month and I have money now!

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  14. By the way, once upon a time, I started using my tithe to help people I found that needed help. This would be a good way for a tithe to be spent this week for those who tithe. Yes, I quit tithing to the church.

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    1. That's a most excellent idea Linda! And the 1st of the month is always a good thing, isn't it?lol
      Thanks.

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  15. Sluggy you are a saint! Much love to you!

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  16. I just sent you a Paypal....subject line For our dear friend Judy. Let me know you got it. ;) And I am sharing the information on my blog as well.

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  17. Thanks so much for putting this together. I want to support Judy. I have always loved reading her blogs & was always so sad when she would take them down. The shock of hearing about Wills death is still very much a shock! I cannot imagine what she is going thru. I sent a payment thru PayPal & wanted to make sure it was received. The fee was a lot cheaper this way. Thanks Sluggy!

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