folks, between dgrin and advrider, we are into the five figures collected in just about 10 hours.
we can do more - let's go for the tip jar, cookie jar, coffee fund, at smugmug hq!
Yeay yeay yeay
the matching funds deal has been so successful that we're going to close it down at 8pm NYC time tonight, saturday. you still have time to donate
will have a full tally later tonight.
30mins left to donate and get it matched, folks
e-mail sent with $250 receipt to American Red Cross.
Thanks for pushing this initiative forward.
Is the matching periond over?
yes but the donation period, sadly, needs to continue for a long, long time...
Oh no, I didn't see this thread when it started and now the matching is over. How did I miss this ... ack ... well, I've donated anyway and then matched my own donation. Makes me feel better for missing this.
Congratulations to Dgrin and Smugmug for their outstanding generosity!
dgrin: $5650 + advrider $10,855 that comes to $16,505. add in smugmug's match (thanks onethumb and baldy, and everyone at smugmug!) that means we've been able to collect and donate
$33,010 for hurricane katrina relief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was just wondering. Is anything like this on tap for the Harvey victims?
I can't speak for SmugMug but if you're looking to give on behalf of Harvey victims check out the donate sections of this FEMA page - https://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly.
Hey @ashby (and other who are interested), thanks for asking. We have already worked on relief for our customers in the affected region, in a way that we hope directly helps those in need. You haven't heard about it because we've been trying to help out without making a huge PR deal about it.
We are not currently planning to do a matching campaign the way we did more than a decade ago in this thread, but our own efforts are more substantial this time around too. That being said, I heard some great suggestions from a lot of really generous and amazing pro photographers using our platform that they'd love to donate some of their profits directly to the relief efforts. It's a really great idea that sadly we aren't currently prepared to facilitate, but we're already discussing how that might work in the future. Hopefully we can make an even bigger impact in any future situation.
In the meantime, if you are in the affected region who needs some billing relief and haven't heard from us privately and directly, please reach out to our support heroes and we'll do our best to help.