Those who believe that Facebook and Twitter are only for people posting pictures of their food or stories about their cat, check this out.
The combined effort of the original email that Todd sent out and the power of our networks have alleviated a huge burden from a very deserving family with $8000 dollars raised and more coming in.
Here is an update on the Tawfeeq family from my friend Todd.
As of Friday, four of the five loans were paid and I have a $2,000 commitment from someone that will cover the remaining amount on the final loan. Checks are also still coming in so we are going to go well over the top on paying these off and then some. Please let everyone know how grateful we are for this incredible show of support and generosity. No additional donations are needed for these loans and anyone who sent a check after the loans were paid off will be contacted by CWS to see if they want the money returned or applied to other immigrant travel loans. I am also in the process of setting up a Medical trust for the family since they do not have health care coverage for Rand, the oldest daughter who had the kidney transplant. If anyone still wants to make donations to the family, that will be another option.
Thank you for your support on this. It has truly been an amazing experience.
I want to extend a huge thank you to all those that reposted this to their Facebook account and did a RT on Twitter. Some of you even posted their own blog posts to get the word out. To those that took the time to reach into your pocket and donate, *bows low*. Amazing, I am humbled by your willingness to reach out and help. My blog traffic was up over 1000% this week. Truly amazing. Proving again, people are inherently good and like to help others.
Thanks again, Random Thinkers, this act was not at all random, it was focused and full of heart.