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Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by cfh64, Dec 19, 2012.
Thanks for setting this up..In, and emailed.
Just did the same thing. As a parent of a 6yo boy and 2yo girl i cannot imagine what these families are going through. A financial contribution is the least i can do. The morning of the shooting my son's school had their practice emergency drill for events like this one. Pretty sobering for everyone to say the least. Thanks for doing this Brad, much appreciated!
This is an amazing idea and seeing the responses to this thread makes me feel happy to be a part of the BA community. Donation made and email sent.
UPDATE and ALERT!!!!!
Thanks to everyone for your donations, you guys are awesome. I think the this thread and the final results speak volumes of how generous and thoughtful everyone on this site is. I'm currently at work and will be going out of town this weekend so I apologize in advance for any delays. When I get time, I will try to post updates of donations. For example, from this morning we have had a total of 11 donations for a total of $360! When its all over, I will break it down even further.
Now for even more great news!
8th place- will receive a "thank you" box from another anonymous and generous BA consisting of a few FFF and GI beers! Thanks buddy
9th place- will receive a box from one of fav BA's (we have quite trading and LIF history together) Dave Hack. Dave will be sending one HF Birth of Tragedy and one HF Twilight of the Idols!
Everyone who has donated beer has told me I could do what I want with it. I have recommended "thanking" as many people as we can with different boxes instead of just increasing the size of one particular box since most people didn't/shouldn't contribute to these charities for the beer but rather the cause which I firmly believe everyone has
Thanks again to all of you, lets keep up the great generosity that is so unique to this community!
I will add a box of NY/CT goodness to this. Please let me know what I can do to help out.
The box will include but not limited to:
CL Nor Easter batch 5
CL Golden Delicious
NEBC Stout Trooper
NEBC Sea Hag
Sloop brewing line up of bottles
And more to be added in....
Damn, after seeing all the people adding boxes to this, I have to donate more now, so I don't feel like a schlub.
Just wanted to add in that this happened less than 40 minutes from my house. I know people that were personally invoved/connected to/impacted by this horrific event. I have felt helpless in ways to help out. It may not be much but this makes me feel that in some way I am assisting the people who have had their lives shattered. A preemptive thank you to everyone that makes a donation to this cause and a huge thank you and internet hug to cfh64 for giving me a way to provide sme sort of assistence to the ones in need.
Penguin - I'd be happy to throw in a bottle to your box as well if that's ok with you. Cheers to you cfh64 for creating this LIF. Really incredible to see the amount of generosity/involvement from the BA Community for such a terrible & tragic event. I'll be contributing later tonight after I look into the different charities.
Donation sent. This is a great thing you are doing. This might be our greatest national tragedy outside of 9/11 and something that hits home for all of us whether or not you have your own kids. I cant imagine what those families are going through.
I just donated to the family fund for $10 I wish I could donate more, great idea about this LIF
Just spent $700 on a crown, so i cant afford anything this week...but once i get paid next week i will for sure donate.
Donated and emailed it to you. This a great thing you guys are doing.
So much generosity. I can't believe this is technically in the trading forum. I hope some of this good-will leaks out to the others.
Did this one get taken down?
Doesn't seem to exist and when I do a search on eventbrite it says it doesn't exist.
Link works for me. That's what I donated to.
Hopefully this will drum up some more activity via the Beer Talk forum:
As I now see that the MN folks have responded in multiple ways to Penguin3200 (myself included before I saw the number of responses) I think there are enough of us to put together another box. I'll donate a couple bottles, but I've never shipped beer before so I'd like to have someone else ship it.
I can't believe the amount of generosity that I am reading about here! It makes me so happy and puts so much of my faith back in humanity. All of you, cfh64 and donators should be commended for what you are doing.
This happened 10 minutes from my home. Although I'm in my mid 20's and don't have any kids, my mom is a teacher. I grew up down the street from one of the teachers who was killed; her funeral service was held today in the church I used to walk by every day as a kid.
I'm not normally a sentimental guy, but this event really hit me hard. Thank you to everyone who donated, and thank you cfh64 for starting this.
Can't do it for it from work, but will do donate when I get home. Being a father of 2 myself I couldn't even imgaine what these families are going thru. Just thinking of it turns my stomach.
Bah, guess the Bros didn't appreciate the sentiment as my thread has been deleted. What a bunch of BS!
*prepares for second BM reprimand*
Thank all of you so much. Again, I can't put into words how generous all of you have been. It gives me goose bumps, I never thought I would get this kind of response and its only the 2nd day. A quick update, as of today $990 has been raised for the various charities listed. I will break it all down, how much went to each charity when the LIF is over.
There have been so many donations for beer that its borderline overwhelming. I will post more about this as soon as I figure it out. I will say this for now...
Many of you know GrumpyOldTroll, he has been generous enough to include a 2012 BA Dark Lord De Muerte to the main thank you box! GrumpyOldTroll, thanks again
Thanks to all of you! Will update later
Great cause. I get teary eyed every time I think about it, especially with a young daughter. Donated*
Work had some kind of block on it. It works from home.
Awesome idea. Just donated and emailed you a screencapture of the email receipt they sent me. Thanks for doing this, and for everyone who is so generously contributing.
Count me in for a box from RI. My friends and I have some nice cellars so I will talk to them and w'll figure out a nice box from Little Rhody. I will reach out to all of them tonight. Contents to be confirmed over the next few days.
Donated. As an elementary school teacher myself, I can only imagine the pain of the families and of the survivors. Imagining that happening at my school is painful enough.
Thanks for running this and for the BAs who are chipping in! I hope many people consider contributing!
You are all awesome. Donated $60 and getting my fiance to match another $60. Not much but any little bit helps.
There's times I want to hang out with you based on your comments. Then there are times I think to myself I need to stay away. Haven't decided which one this comment is leaning.
I'm always so impressed how great a community we have here! My cousin was one of the officers who walked the 'unharmed' children out of the school last Friday. Such a sad story. I can't imagine how the families who lost loved ones are dealing with such tragedy this time of year.
Thanks, Brad, and all the other BA's who donated additional boxes. Happily made a donation.
Quick update. I'll be pretty busy for the next 4-5 days as I'm sure many of you will be so please continue to bare with me. In about the past 24 hours the have been a total of 49 donations to one of the charities listed for a total of $2,010. I'm shocked, I was hoping for at least a $1,000 and would be extremely happy with $1,500. Thanks to everyone.
It's no secret that BA is a very generous community and it continues to show through the donations, well wishes, etc to help others in a time of need. Most of you have expressed how proud you are to be a part of this awesome "family" of people we have here and I couldn't agree more.
Onto the thank you boxes. I'm working on this. This is my biggest hurdle, if all of you weren't so damn generous!
I hope u can continue donations till after the holidays.
I know this is an inconvenient place to post this but it has been brought to my attention that the original link I posted for Noahs Ark of Hope Fund now takes you directly to Evenbrites (organizer for Noahs Hope of Ark) website. I have emialed Eventbrite and am awaiting on an answer. I do know on the original link there was mention of working on a new website but why they didn't keep the original link I don't know. This link will take you the new website which is also organized by Eventbrite. I'll post anything when and if I hear back from Eventbrite. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Yeah I ended up just searching for the fund when I was directed to the homepage. Thanks for reposting a new link though!
This is a huge show of class and just being a solid human being, well done Sir.
I'll start off by saying thanks again and again to all of you. I will keep this to the point. I appreciate everyone's box donations but right now we have 49 total donations to charities, I hope to get to 100. Due to the unexpected large donations of beers, I have decided to cap the thank you boxes at 13-15. After discussing this approach with many other BA's and donors of boxes, I will have the "grand thank you box" and assign numbers to each other box in the order I received them. The first name I draw gets the "grand thank you box", 2nd name I draw gets the 2nd box, 3rd name get the 3rd box and so on. This is about as random yet as simple as I can make it although it sure doesn't feel that way
Each and every box is different and unique. Remember these are other BA's thanking you for your donation which is about as generous as it gets. Here is a rough draft of the boxes. I again apologize for not having more details but I will be busy this weekend and wanted to post something to keep everyone up to date. *BA's not mentioned by name wished to remain anonymous
Grand Thank You box- GI KH, CCB Imp Sweet Stout, Beatification B5, GI Cherry Rye Stout, 2 BBPT5th, 2 BCBS, BA DARK LORD DE MUERTE '12 (thanks to GrumpyOldTroll for the DL)
2nd box - TX beers, HF Twilight of the Idols, HF Arthur
3rd box- will get more details or maybe keep it a surprise
4th box- CA beers
5th box- CT beers from ILOVESTOUTS
6th box- MN beers from Penguin3200
7th box- from Davey101
8th box- FFF/GI beers
9th box- HF Birth of a Tragedy and Twilight of the Idols from Dave Hack
10th box- 4 pack of GI BCBS
11th box- from Cuzco; see thread
12th box- Lindley Park, Event Horizon, Olde Rabbits Foot, Silent Night from benjaminahudso
13th box- Black Tuesday '11, '12, White Chocolate and Chocolate Rain B2 from Vitese
Seriously...speechless. *Will update when/if appropriate.
Wow, the participation here is amazing! Such a great LIF!
It really "irks" me that this occurred. I don't want to bother the bros with putting in the new link and taking out the old one so now anytime someone clicks on that link to donate without reading through the entire thread (not that I blame them) guess who's getting BM?
Like I said, I know they were working on a new site but I figured they could have had that link re-direct you to the new site. Oh well.
14th box- Alpine Pure Hoppiness, Nelson, and Duet with an awesome 4th surprise from Mister_Joshy