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January 11, 2005
World Relief Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day we picked for the blogosphere to donate one day's take-home pay for World Vision's relief fund for tsunami survivors. I originally set a goal of $5,000. You broke that in about two days. I reset the goal for tomorrow's fundraiser to $25,000. Y'all broke that yesterday, and the total is now $27,145!

So now, thanks to my friend King, we have a new goal for tomorrow:

Our many donors have already raised $25,000; I am hopeful that a concerted push tomorrow can double that number. Sounds absurd? Let's prove 'em wrong, shall we?

That may be quite a stretch, but it's a goal worth shooting for! One of the many who have signed on to help is Chris Lynch from A Large Regular, who writes:

I want to help make your World Relief Day tomorrow a success in my own small way. I have already donated to the relief via my church and via the American Red Cross (and now I need my excess cash for a new car since the transmission on my wife's 98 Grand Cavavan is shot) but I had an idea that I thought I'd run past you.

Like many bloggers - I added Google Adsence ads to my site. I've had them up for over 3 months and my account only stands at $66.00. Google doesn't pay you until the account gets to $100.

Here's my idea - I'm going to post asking my visitors to click an ad (to drive up the amount Google pays) but I only average about 200 visitors a day. If you post asking people to visit my site to click the ads - I'll donate the $100 (I doubt we'd be able to drive it to $200) to you to donate or to World Vision directly.

So here's a thought for all of you who have already given all they can. Instead of cash, go to Chris' blog and click a few of his Google ads. (Who knows, you might find something you need!) If we can get Chris to $100, it'll go to a good cause. If we can get him to $200, even better.

I've been remiss at updating the partner list on the proper link, and besides, it's getting kind of crowded there:

Mount Virtus
Shock And Blog
The Key Monk
In My Own Little Corner ...
Hello, Chapter 2!
Crystal Clear
W.B. Young
The Myopist
Cold Spring Shops
Proverbs Daily

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 11, 2005 9:31 PM

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Don't forget today is World Relief Day! From Captain Ed yesterday (01/11/05): Tomorrow is the day we picked for the blogosphere to donate one day's take-home pay for World Vision's relief fund for tsunami survivors. I originally set a goal of $5,... [Read More]

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The Captain has declared today World Relief Day. He and his friends are hoping to raise $50K by the end of today. So if you'd like to chip in towards this goal, go here. And while I'm at it, [Read More]

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» January 12! Today is the day! from The Anchoress
UPDATE; A BRILLIANT IDEA: A Large Regular says if you have donated all you can, you can still help the cause by heading over to his site and clicking on an Adsense Ad - he will donate all of his Adsense $$ to the cause. Good guy. He has a nice blog, ... [Read More]

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