Red Ops Day 8: Joplin, MO
All righty, Nation. Donations have been a liiiiiiittle casual so far today; we haven't broken a thousand bucks and we still have 7 full projects to complete if we want to get that 1K match from M. Giant and Trash. Some of y'all have to get paid tomorrow, no? You know some of these Joplin kids have been taking classes, like, in hammocks and the hatchbacks of Pintos, right?
I appreciate every thing and dollar you've made happen so far; I do. Times are hard. But we can't just leave four figures on the table. Even a few dollars will help — and if you donate to Pete The Cat's project, I in turn will donate $25 to the animal-protection organization of your choice. Forward those receipts!
And all donors today could win a $50 Amazon gift card compliments of Joan S. Thanks, Joan — and thanks to all of you! Please forward your receipts to me (bunting at tomatonation dot com); mention Red Ops on Facebook and Twitter; and tell friends, foes, and fam about the fundraiser.
Hello! Joplin, MO. A mission, should you choose to accept it (and you customarily do): complete 10 Joplin projects, get a 1K match! Sounds like a lot of work, but not really, because State Farm is matching, AND we've got a lot of projects that don't cost much — like rhythm instruments and art canvases.
Let's get started! Prizing to come.
Today's strike target: Joplin, MO. May 22 marked the one-year anniversary (if we want to use that word) of the tornado striking the town, killing 161, and flattening the place physically and emotionally.
But from what I hear, Joplinians ("Jopludlians"?) don't give up or mess around. Well, that's a fine coincidence: neither does the Red Ops team. Let's hit that fine city with a tomato instead, shall we?
We do not have a match code today. You'll just have to push a boulder uphill like you've done so many times before. But! 1) I'll help you out with some loot later today. 2) Like a good neighbor, State Farm is matching a bunch of projects on our Joplin list. 3) Missouri is the "Show Me" state. It showed me a few things back in 2010; now it's time for us to show them that the internet ain't forgot them.
Start with some pom-poms, maybe? Then forward me your receipts to bunting at tomatonation dot com.
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