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Re: [movies-579] please pardon this brief but important plea

From: Michele M.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:52 PM
I am a member of this group but have not yet been to an event with you all.  Many unexpected things have happened in the last month and have prevented me from engaging in fun activities. I will definitely go to this site and donate for you.
I also would like to know if you can send me more information about the organization, how to get involved, trips and places they visit etc. Anything you can direct me to or have will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Michele



On Wednesday, October 30,[masked]:04 PM, Katherine <[address removed]> wrote:
Dan - this is a great thing you are doing and I've thought of doing the same myself.  The difference is that YOU are DOING it.  *:) happy

WHEN do you go...?  I've been out of it on this end and haven't gotten to many meetups lately.  I would like to get some $ over to you when I see you next - if it will be in time !

Thanks - and great work !  

Katherine


On Wednesday, October 30,[masked]:58 PM, Dan <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello Movie Meetup Group friends,
I know this has nothing to do with movies but since I know many of you through the meetups but don't have everyone's personal email addresses, I felt this was an easy and useful way to make a small request.

I will be travelling with a group to rural Guatemala to take part in a team house build project through Habitat For Humanity.  We will spend a full week working 8-hour days, building a new house for a family in need.  Since we are quickly approaching the fundraising deadline, I felt I should submit this humble plea for any donation you can make, small or large.

I truly believe that periodically sacrificing some of my time, money, and physical labor for those less privileged than myself is a non-negotiable part of my existence that is spiritually replenishing, compassionately contagious, and evermore necessary in an increasingly polarized world such as ours. Each individual project or donation may seem insignificant, no match for the problems humanity faces. But I believe that everything is interconnected, and kindness begets more kindness, snowballing into a better world moment by moment. I plan on doing some form of humanitarian work once a year for as long as I live, and if you haven't tried it I highly recommend it! 

But even if you've been unable to and may not be able to embark on such an endeavor, and want to make a difference no matter how small, here's your chance! You can rest assured knowing that anything you give will go directly toward the cost of my trip (We have to pay upwards of $2,000 including the trip fees and airfare), and I will use all of your generosity as inspiration to dig a little deeper (literally!) in that Central American soil and give it my all.

Thank you so much!
-Dan




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