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Please help me help others

Post by blackjack »

I am involved with a non-profit organization that has a few programs to help folks.

This Sunday I am walking in a walk to raise funds for the Farmers Against Hunger program. This program collects fresh fruits and vegetables from over 50 donor farms (in season) and some wholesalers (year round) and we distribute the produce to needy people in areas like Trenton and Camden, NJ (the poorest city in the nation).

I realize this is not a emotional as some other causes you may be asked to donate to, but if you could see the faces of the people that wait in line for distribution, all year long, rain, shine or snow, you would feel the warmth that I feel.

Many of our clients are the working poor, the elderly and single mothers trying to make ends meet. One little boy asked me what it was that I was handing him. It was corn on the cob. He had never had fresh corn on the cob, a simple pleasure that I think many of us take for granted.

Last year, we distributed over 1,500,000 pounds of fresh produce and I would appreciate if you could donate just a little something to help keep our trucks on the road.

My donation page is here:
http://www.active.com/donate/farmersaga ... ger/joeIII


ANd if you wish to read more about the program:
www.FarmersAgainstHunger.com

Thank you for your consideration.

Joe
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Post by popcornjack »

hey Joe, just so you know, on your donation page it says Saturday, Sept 28th.
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Post by blackjacks wife »

Oops, yes, it is Sunday.

Thank you very much for your donation.

We are a 501 c-3 non-profit organization, so make sure to save your receipt for tax purposes.

Joe
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MORE AL!!!

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Post by popcornjack »

Ummmm...Joe, just so you know, now you're logged in as your wife. :lol: :lol:
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Post by blackjack »

popcornjack wrote:Ummmm...Joe, just so you know, now you're logged in as your wife. :lol: :lol:
Damn Firefox, just installed it and having some trouble sometimes. I usually use Safari, but when I click on a link, it opens in Firefox.

BTW, I fixed the "Saturday" to Sunday. Thanks for the heads up.

And, I REALLY thank you for your donation. I owe you some ribs at the next tailgate. (Hmmm, maybe I should use that as a promotion.)
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:) Good luck, Joe!

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Post by flipflopgirl »

Good luck Joe and thanks for walking! :D
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Good luck

Post by BFinnsUp »

Good luck BlackJack.

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Post by blackjack »

Thank you all!

Here's hoping the weather improves for Sunday! LOL. Heavy winds and rain predicted through Saturday, but Sunday looks like it will be clearing.

Rain or shine, I'll be there!

Thanks again for helping!

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Post by blackjack »

bump for Friday.

Thanks for reading.
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Post by fabduo »

Great cause -good luck and hope the weather moves out before Sunday!!
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Post by blackjack »

Fabduo, thank you very much for your donation.

Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.

Got my rain ponchos at lunch today!
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blackjack wrote: Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.
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so much for my secret identity :lol:

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alphabits wrote:
blackjack wrote: Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.
[smilie=coolup.gif]


so much for my secret identity :lol:
I was going to connect the two, but wasn't sure about the anonymity issue!

Thanks Bits!
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Post by blackjack »

my last bump.

Thanks.
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alphabits wrote:
blackjack wrote: Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.
[smilie=coolup.gif]


so much for my secret identity :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: i thought that was Cocoa puffs or something like that? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]


Thanks again for walking Joe! fingers crossed for good weather!
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flipflopgirl wrote:
alphabits wrote:
blackjack wrote: Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.
[smilie=coolup.gif]


so much for my secret identity :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: i thought that was Cocoa puffs or something like that? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]


Thanks again for walking Joe! fingers crossed for good weather!
Don't make me get out my paddle, missy! :P
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Post by flipflopgirl »

rsgeist wrote:
flipflopgirl wrote:
alphabits wrote:
blackjack wrote: Also thanks to Bob from Horsham.
[smilie=coolup.gif]


so much for my secret identity :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: i thought that was Cocoa puffs or something like that? [smilie=noeyedear-shrugging.gif]


Thanks again for walking Joe! fingers crossed for good weather!
Don't make me get out my paddle, missy! :P

:o :o :o Puffs!!!!!! it's good to see you!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Post by blackjack »

Thanks to all my Parrothead Phriends! We had a decent showing at the walk today despite getting soaked to the bone,

I did about 6 miles of wooded trails in varying stages of drizzle, rain and downpour but everyone seemed to have a good time.

Thank you for all of your support!

Joe
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Post by BFinnsUp »

blackjack wrote:Thanks to all my Parrothead Phriends! We had a decent showing at the walk today despite getting soaked to the bone,

I did about 6 miles of wooded trails in varying stages of drizzle, rain and downpour but everyone seemed to have a good time.

Thank you for all of your support!

Joe
Glad to hear that Joe. Congrats.

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