Posted on: September 20, 2011
I wasn’t planning to continue to bog down my blog with the Please Help Send Me to Israel! web-a-thon. Especially since I promised last week that it would only be a week-long event, but we’re only 3 days away from Friday, D-Day, and I’m still about $250 away from my new goal of $1000 to purchase the tickets.
If this is the first time you’ve heard about this Web-A-Thon, let me bring you up to speed so you know what I’m talking about. Last Monday I received notification that I was a recipient of a full-scholarship to a LGBTQ trip to Israel with Keshet, Nehirim, and A Wider Bridge. The scholarship covers my transportation while in Israel, my accommodations, and two meals a day for the 10-day trip to Israel. In order to confirm my trip, a ticket number for a flight to Israel is required to assure that I keep my scholarship. As of last week, I finally got a job after four months of looking which is why I’m asking strangers, friends, and everyone for help with the flight. In the past week I have reached $745 in donations on Paypal towards my goal.
I’m not very computer savy so I cannot figure out how to change the widget from the initial goal to the new goal of $1000. With my new job, I don’t need to secure ground transportation to and from the Israel before Friday, just the flight. When I checked today they are still ranging between the high $800 and the low $900 range.
I started this Web-A-thon with the goal of asking people to donated only $5 and then spreading the word based on my blog traffic, my Facebook fan page followers, and my Twitter followers. The out-pour of money, words and prayers has been wonderful and incredibly moving. I am truly grateful to everyone who has supported me in this endeavor from near and far. We have three more days to get ‘er done and I know we can!
So, this is the final plea, for real. Before Shabbat starts this week I will have to confirm the acceptance of the $2500 scholarship I was awarded last week. By this Friday I have to submit the flight number as confirmation that I will be going to Israel in November with Keshet, Nehirim, and A Wider Bridge. If you have not donated and can, I am asking that you consider doing so Today. If you cannot donate, I ask that you consider forwarding any of the Please Help Send Erika To Israel! Posts to 5 of your friends, share on your Facebook, Twitter, or via e-mail. If you have donated Thank you so much for sending over your hard-earned money. If you have already shared, Tweeted, and RPed Thank you!