Sonny Posted May 7, 2007 Share Posted May 7, 2007 Hi all, We have started a collect funds for the town of Greensburg. These guys lost everything and we are trying to raise some fast cash to help. I just got off the phone with Steve arnold and he is driving there now and will pick up Mark. We already have $ 900.00 to hand out to help the residents. I will be offering a couple slices of New Nevada Meteorites for the auction. Thanks, Sonny nevadameteorites.com Email from Geoff Notkin to Meteorite-List Dear Listees: The international Meteorite Community joined together in the fall of 2005 to raise an amazing $12,437.49 for victims of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. All of those funds were donated to the Red Cross for disaster relief work in and around New Orleans. As you well know, the small Kansas farm town of Greensburg was largely destroyed on Friday evening and we're asking you to join in and help us, once again, with another fundraiser. Greensburg isn't just any town. Steve "Brenham" Arnold has (or had) a home there, and he and his colleagues have made many real friends in the area. Greensburg is the nearest sizeable town to the Brenham strewnfield, and it was our temporary home while filming the "Cash and Treasures" and "Wired Science" TV shows. For decades it has been home to H.O. Stockwell's mighty 1,000-lb Brenham meteorite find, a charming local museum, and many hardworking rural farming families. Kiowa County has been very good to Steve, myself, many of our colleagues, and to the meteorite community, and we intend to help them now in their hour of need. To that end we are putting together a fundraiser and are looking at some form of charity raffle. We will be asking for donations of meteorites and meteorite-related items for that raffle. Donations and contributions are tax deductible. We are also asking for cash donations, and those donations will count towards raffle tickets, or similar. The people in Greensburg need help NOW and so we ask any concerned parties to send what they can today and we'll work out the details (raffle tickets, etc.) later. Maria Haas, who impeccably managed our fundraisers for the Schiff family and the Branch family will once again be handling all of the finances. Our man in Wichita, Mark Bostick, is coordinating locally and -- along with Steve -- looking at the most effective ways to get funds into the hands of people who need assistance. I will be putting together a comprehensive web page with donated items for the raffle and other info related to the effort. We already have over $500 pledged, and that was just from the first three people who stepped up (thank you Sonny and Chicago Steve). Please contribute anything you can to Maria, and send donations (meteorites, etc.) for the raffle to me -- or better yet, take a nice photo and email that to me. We'll let you know where to send the actual item(s) later. More details as we get them. Yours respectfully, Greensburg Fundraiser 2007 Sonny Clary Mark Bostick Maria Haas Anne Black Steve "Brenham" Arnold Geoff Notkin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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