This post is from last year with a few minor updates. It is time to do it again this year. We did great last year. I hope that this year we can do even better. In the last year the number of children and families who are homeless has risen by 50% and donations have fallen by over 50%.
This year, more people than ever before in our nation's history are facing a difficult holiday season.
- Go to the URM website at http://www.urm.org/ and click on the donate tab
- You may contribute in ANY amount. Even a few dollars helps
- All contributions are 100% tax deductible
- All credit cards are accepted on a secure site
- You may donate from either donation page link via paypal
- You may donate $10 (feed a family of five people) via a text message from your cell phone
For $36.80 you can sponsor a table at Thanksgiving. The table is for 20 people. You can also sponsor partial tables. I got the ball rolling with the first contribution from this blog post:
Go to the official URM website and page where you can sponsor one or more tables. This is a fast and easy method, they send you confirmation and documentation as this is fully tax deductible.
Many of you helped me when Hope Gardens was in trouble. I am asking for your help again.
If you donate to Union Rescue Mission using any method, please feel free to send me your name or company. Your supplied information will be included at the bottom of this blog where a number of folks are noted if you desire to be listed. It does not have to be your own name. The donation can be in the name of a loved one, family member, organization, company, your dog, a cause of some type or just about anything you wish. You will also be listed on the main blog site at the bottom of each page.
2011 update - please send me your name or information if you donate this year if you are not listed from last year and I will add you to this post.
About 3/4 of a million folks have read this blog since July 1, 2010. I would be happy to post a link or name of anybody who support the homeless. September 2011 update: There have been over 5 million readers.
Every dollar helps. The salt alone for the stuffing could be paid for by one small donation. Here is Chef Larry's recipe for stuffing; for 4,500 people :)
As a collective group can help each other raise awareness, pass along links and information and be a stronger group than we might be as individuals.
Contributions to URM are fully tax deductible.
All money that is sent to me this month via my own paypal account will be sent to URM. I will post an audit trail in this blog entry of any transfers to URM which are normally used to purchase snacks which I provide to people on the streets in the late evenings.
Below is an audit trail on money I collected myself from friends or donated myself that has been sent to URM via paypal. This does not include money that was sent directly to URM by friends who tell me how many meals they donated so I can keep an ongoing meal count going on this post. Thank you to everybody who have helped and thank you to others who will be helping in advance.
http://www.drzamps.com/ - Michael Zaite on his birthday and the Z folks
http://www.thegc1guitar.com/ - Robert Farwell
http://www.ampshow.com/ - Loni Specter
http://www.samhunterart.com/ - Sam Hunter
http://metroamp.com/ - George Metropoulos
http://matchlessamplifiers.com/ - Matchless Amplifier Phil Jamison
Mike Franceschini - Classic Amp Los Angeles
Mary Ellen Alltizer Gale
Bonnie and Alan
Some of the folks from the Dr. Z Amp Forum are listed below but some are also above not indicated
Gregg White from the Dr. Z Forum
Tom Breitsch from the Dr. Z Forum
'Oldster and the Knuckleheads' from the Dr. Z Forum
Buddy Whittington and Family from the Dr. Z Forum
Gouv Cadwalader from the Dr. Z Forum
Ryan and Vicki Horyza and Family from the Dr. Z Forum
Frank "BritInvasion" Quarracino from the Dr. Z Forum
Harvey Reams and Family from the Dr. Z Forum
Keith Aylward - from the Dr. Z Forum
Mike Giliberto from the Dr. Z Forum
Bill Shea from the Dr. Z Forum
Gary from the Dr. Z Forum
Ron from the Dr. Z Forum
Helmi from the Dr. Z Forum
Paul Girolamo from the Dr. Z Forum
Eric Ambel from the Dr. Z Forum
Charles J Adkins from the Dr. Z Forum
Paul Toracinta from the Dr. Z Forum
Lee Carriker from the Dr. Z Forum
Jeffrey Thomas Adkins from the Dr. Z Forum
Patrick & Michelle Kerrin from the Dr. Z Forum
Doungvannak JB Keo,Merritt Island,Florida from the Dr. Z Forum
2011 - thanks for donating, passing the word or support
I am uploading some shots over the next week of the 2011 event. If you wish to see how you folks helped:
Tammy Knight-Gibbons - http://www.cupcapesfalmouth.com/
Michael Zaite and Family / Dr. Z Amps - http://www.drzamps.com/
Loni Specter - http://www.ampshow.com/
Dan Boul and Family / 65 Amps - http://www.65amps.com/
Mercury Magnetics - http://www.mercurymagnetics.com/ - Amazing iron!
Victor Rocha - http://www.pechanga.net/ - http://www.pechanga.com/
Wallace Amplification - http://wallaceamps.com/
Darryn Waites - http://www.tuskbuffer.net/
Sam Hunter - http://www.samhunterart.com/
RIT Music - http://www.hollandrit.com/
Lynne Robin Green CEO & President Lansdowne/Winston/Bloor/Hoffman House Music Publishers
Tony Conley - http://rockguitardaily.blogspot.com/
Carp Amplification - http://www.carpamps.com/
George Metropoulos - http://metroamp.com/
Carrie and Dave Gonsalves
Ken Krupnik Music
Larry David Cohen
Heitor Iglesias de Paula
Mark Ennis and Marlene
The Z amp community from http://ztalk.proboards.com
Dr. Z, Michael Zaite - the man himself - Godfather/Owner/Creator Z Amplification http://www.drzamps.com/
Paul (TRANE) - New Mexico - Dr. Z amp Forum
Albert from NW Indiana; the Dr. Z Forum
Zed from the Dr. Z Forum
"Z" Steve from the Dr. Z Forum
Edward Balaschak - Eschak on the Z Forum
Scotty from Texas on the Dr. Z Forum
6strang (aka Paul) Big Rapids, MI - Dr. Z Amp Forum
mpa93 - Ontario - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Tony L Stovall - T-R☼CK ♫ on the Dr. Z Forum - Tennessee
Lee (maddog) from Texas - Dr. Z Amp Forum
heynewguy(aka Bill) from New Jersey - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Robert (aka meanslide) from California - Dr. Z Amp Forum
PaulT (Bluzman) - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Jennifer from Florida - Dr. Z Amp Forum
randalp3000 from Michigan - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Peter Graham - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Bob (rjc1811) - Dr. Z Amp Forum
rockinmac - Northwest NC, Dr. Z Amp Forum
Nick MkII (Nicholas) - Dr. Z Amp Forum
twoscoobysnacks - Dr. Z Amp Forum and http://www.warriorcry.org/
number9 - Dr. Z Amp Forum
roscoenyc from NYC - Dr. Z Amp Forum
Ignatius? (Gary) - Dr. Z Amp Forum
GuitarZ - West Chester, PA - Dr. Z Amp Forum - http://www.mikezband.com/
Don - Midwest U.S. - Global Moderator on the Dr. Z Amp Forum
Eddie from Ohio from the Dr. Z Forum
Tom Breitsch aka cap10toons- Dr. Z Amp Forum
The gang from www.musicplayer.com / Guitar Player Magazine
Thanks to all and keep me updated if you help.
A video from last year:
Here is a slide show of how the folks mentioned here helped for this 2011 event. Thank you all again. I will be uploading more photos over the next few days. The first uploads were from the day of the event on November 19, 2011