UPDATE: WUWT Camp Fire Relief Fund

Guest Plea by Kip Hansen

 

featured_image_updateUPDATE:   We are ½ way to our original $10,000 goal. Readers are being exceptionally generous.  Please, help us roll this campaign up the hill.  We are helping people who have lost everything.

Anthony is alive and well and helping where he can — he has temporarily passed the Editorship of WUWT to Charles the Moderator so that he can concentrate on this charitable effort.   Your donations will go to help people burned out in the Camp Fire with Anthony on the ground  identifying urgent needs. 

In a telephone call just minutes ago, he has warned me that the needs are far greater than first thought as the  true magnitude of the disaster is unveiled. 

THANK YOU to all you have donated so far — invite your friends, family and neighbors to help — share the GoFundMe link on Facebook and Twitter.

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There is now a Friends of WUWT Camp Fire Relief fund, receiving donations through the 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization, the Family-to-Family Project, Inc.

There are lots of people needing help as a result of the Camp Fire.  Lots of relief is headed that that.  We can make sure that our donations go to relieve specifically those families that are Friends of WUWT — we can help take care of our own.  The Family-to-Family Project, operated by my wife and myself, will direct your dollars to those friends in need at the recommendation of our man on the spot.

Please donate as much and as often as you can.

 

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10 thoughts on “UPDATE: WUWT Camp Fire Relief Fund

  1. Kip,
    I don’t have a Paypal account and try not to use a credit card on the internet. Do you have an address where I can send a check? Who should I make it out to?

  2. Honestly people, this is a way to make a difference, even if you can afford just a little. Please donate.

  3. I would help, but not through GoFundMe. They too arbitrarily rejected donations to a campaign i had to help my sister in law. And, refuse to say why.

    • Lars -==> Sorry to hear that — but you can make a donation by PayPal directly to WUWT using the DONATE button at the top of the right-hand sidebar. Thank you for your support.

  4. There are lots of people needing help as a result of the Camp Fire. Lots of relief is headed that that.
    ****We can make sure that our donations go to relieve specifically those families that are Friends of WUWT — we can help take care of our own.****

    All those involved with the fires are suffering! selecting a few supporters is just not a humane thing to do.

    I am appalled.

    this is like a few christian ministries after the tsunami in Aceh refusing to treat other faiths unless they converted.
    Are you trying the same thing here?
    Trying to get more people to deny AGW or else no help.

    One word – inhuman

    • ghalfrunt ==> I see you have a very strong opinion — to which you are entitled.

      It is often easier for people to be generous when they know where their money is going and trust the people handling it to see that it goes to those with immediate needs, and not just into some huge fund which has a distinct possibility of being wasted on a lot of bureaucratic overhead costs and ends up sitting the the bank account of some huge charity waiting to be used at some future date.

      In this case, we have a friend on the spot who has been out in the fire zone reporting on it for the local TV — he has seen first-hand the destruction and seen the people, many of who he knows personally.

      He is directing the funds from this small effort to help people that have lost their homes who he knows or has encountered in the last few days.

      This assures our donors that their hard earned money is actually going to PEOPLE — to FAMILIES — in need and not being squandered to buy new SUVs for corporate charity bigwigs to ride around in or paying their half-million-a-year salaries.

      I have been in the helping business since my retirement in 2003 — self-funded to help the profoundly poor in the DR and Latin Caribbean. There are many nay-sayers who have tried to discourage us from doing good with criticisms such as yours, ignoring that getting out and helping real people with real needs is a far better thing that just throwing money at Big Charity.

      Please donate to some entity, any entity, that is helping the victims of these horrific fires in California.

  5. kip you say:
    In this case, we have a friend on the spot who has been out in the fire zone reporting on it for the local TV — he has seen first-hand the destruction and seen the people, many of who he knows personally.

    He is directing the funds from this small effort to help people that have lost their homes who he knows or has encountered in the last few days.

    This is still inhumane and anyway is not in agreement with your headline text.

    All deserve aid not just a select few who you know or who consider AGW to be a fraud.

    This may be the way of current American society but it should not be the way of humanity, sorry.

    • ghalfrunt ==> You are entitled to your rather odd opinion. We are helping when — now — and where — Paradise and Chico — and who — people we know who have lost their homes — we can.

      As I said earlier, please donate then to some other group helping some other people… people you feel somehow deserve your help more than those we are helping.

      Thanks in advance.

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