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Sandy Hook Elementary LIF

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by cfh64, Dec 19, 2012.

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  1. fiedler84

    fiedler84 Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for setting this up..In, and emailed.
  2. chase2634

    chase2634 Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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!
  3. thenamestsam

    thenamestsam Sep 13, 2012 New York

    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.
  4. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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!
  5. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    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....
  6. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Damn, after seeing all the people adding boxes to this, I have to donate more now, so I don't feel like a schlub.
  7. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    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.
  8. iadler

    iadler Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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.
  9. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    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.
  10. phisigben

    phisigben Jan 8, 2009 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    I just donated to the family fund for $10 I wish I could donate more, great idea about this LIF
  11. chriltz

    chriltz Mar 21, 2010 Illinois

    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.
  12. Tkolar

    Tkolar Oct 23, 2011 New Jersey

    Donated and emailed it to you. This a great thing you guys are doing.
  13. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I'm in.

    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.
  14. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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  15. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

  16. schwartzoid

    schwartzoid Mar 4, 2008 California

  17. deadbody

    deadbody May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    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.
  18. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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.
  19. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    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.
  20. beernut

    beernut Jun 6, 2008 New Jersey

    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.
  21. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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  22. schwartzoid

    schwartzoid Mar 4, 2008 California

  23. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    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
  24. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Great cause. I get teary eyed every time I think about it, especially with a young daughter. Donated*
  25. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Work had some kind of block on it. It works from home.
  26. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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.
  27. Jdiddy

    Jdiddy Apr 5, 2002 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    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.
  28. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Oct 21, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    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!
  29. TWStandley

    TWStandley Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    You are all awesome. Donated $60 and getting my fiance to match another $60. Not much but any little bit helps.
  30. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    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.
  31. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    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.
  32. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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!
  33. martin123012

    martin123012 Aug 10, 2010 New Jersey

    I hope u can continue donations till after the holidays.
  34. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader


    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.

  35. iadler

    iadler Aug 12, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah I ended up just searching for the fund when I was directed to the homepage. Thanks for reposting a new link though!
  36. bstyle

    bstyle Apr 27, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    This is a huge show of class and just being a solid human being, well done Sir.

    I'm in!
  37. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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
    14th- ???
    15th- ???

    Seriously...speechless. *Will update when/if appropriate.
  38. davey101

    davey101 Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Wow, the participation here is amazing! Such a great LIF!
  39. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    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.
  40. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    14th box- Alpine Pure Hoppiness, Nelson, and Duet with an awesome 4th surprise :p from Mister_Joshy
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