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

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  1. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Thanks Rob! Really, what do I say at this point?

    Edit: Thank your bro as well :)
     
  2. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Rob,

    Just sent you a BM! Truly thankful for your generosity here. I think 10K could definitely be in reach!
     
  3. sendsilk

    sendsilk Aug 31, 2007 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Donation sent. Sorry took a little while to get the money to Paypal. Thanks for this!
     
  4. Mister_Joshy

    Mister_Joshy May 29, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Waiting for Monday, when I get paid, so I can make my donation.
     
  5. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Feb 4, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Epic to see this moving along so nicely. Just Epic.
     
  6. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Update-

    Total donations- 111 BA's
    Total amount- $5,330

    I really don't know what to say at this point that I haven't already said. We're above and beyond what I ever even dreamed of.
     
  7. SirWilliam

    SirWilliam Apr 9, 2012 California

    BM sent. What you have started is simply incredible and such a wonderful representation of this great community. Cheers to you!
     
  8. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I know I've already said this but I'll say it again. I appreciate the the thanks from everyone but all I did was start a thread for a great cause and give away some beer. You guys are the ones who have made this so successful. Cheers to all of you!
     
  9. slentz

    slentz Mar 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Donation made ! Cheers all!
     
  10. bradcochran1234

    bradcochran1234 Jan 22, 2011 Georgia

    Truly humbled by this experience of having following this LIF from page one until now. I get goosebumps everytime I see a new post saying "donation made and BM sent". I have shared this page with several friends and intend to share it with more. Thanks to all you awesome BA's out there that have donated and been a part of this. I think 10k is do-able. Go out and tell your friends even if they're are not BA's and lets get some more donations in!
    Slainte!
     
  11. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Wow...5k.

    For all of the negativity I've seen on here lately (real negativity, not ball-busting), this is very cool to watch.

    10 days for 10k!
     
  12. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    We've had about 2 donations in the past 24 hours. Hopefully things will pick back up after New Years. Speaking of...Happy New Years to everyone!
     
  13. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    shit I kept forgetting about this, finally remembered.
     
  14. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Don't forget that if you get the donations in today you can write them off on 2012 taxes. Means you can donate a bit more then you thought. That is if you itemize
     
  15. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Jan 19, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I will def be getting in on this at the end of this week. This is such a great idea and I actually cant believe how many people and how much you have gotten. That is just amazing!
     
  16. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I know what you meant but just to make it clear I don't get anything, everyone donates directly to the charities. It should also be how much THEY have gotten and how much WE have donated ;)
     
  17. badboy7113

    badboy7113 Jan 19, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Ha my bad...i meant how much participation you have gotten...sorry....started on the new years beer already!
     
  18. NABS

    NABS May 11, 2011 Ohio

    But don't downplay your role either. Whether it was just a spur to do something someone had already thought of but just didn't get around to or maybe they heard the news but then it slipped to the back of their minds as daily life and their own troubles took over to the (possible) few who just wanted to try for some beer, the fact that this thread exists played the largest part in the donations. While it's the contributors who deserve a TON of praise, don't forget that you do too.

    Feel good cfh64, you done did an awesome thing right here.
     
  19. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    Just saw this, will make a donation this week when I get paid, this is an AMAZING lif, really cool of everyone who set this up and sent in boxes.
     
  20. dgugliuzza

    dgugliuzza Nov 11, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Donation made. This is a truly great thing being done here. I hope it continues to grow even more.
     
  21. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Just in case anyone is wondering, donations have slowed to 3 in the past 24 hours. Be sure to let other BA's know what we're doing here and encourage them to donate :)
     
  22. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Donation made and BM sent. This is an incredible thing that was started. A great idea and freaking amazing participation. Im not too active on the trading boards (not at all- yet), but I'm glad I ran across this last night. Cheers to cfh64 for starting it and Cheers to everyone who has participated in it. This is one pretty awesome community.
     
  23. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    Any way we can get a bump to the front page from the bro's?
     
  24. marine1975

    marine1975 Apr 27, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Got in a small donation via PayPal to newtownmemorialfund@gmail.com

    While I know he don't want it but, cfh64 deserves alot of props for getting and keeping this ball rolling.

    Awesome job guys!
     
  25. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    I'll be donating on Friday after payday Brad
     
  26. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I donated $10 to the Newton Parent Connection via the website. If I was supposed to do anything special, I was not aware.

    *Edit another BA user agreed to send me something I really wanted and instead of asking for anything in return, suggested that perhaps I make a donation. I did, it feels good, and you don't need to consider me in the drawing to win anything, as I'm already getting something I want
     
  27. benjaminahudson

    benjaminahudson Sep 29, 2012 North Carolina

    take a screenshot of the donation and BM it to Brad.
     
  28. usofar

    usofar Dec 23, 2010 California

  29. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    We have to be inching closer to that 6k threshold. Remember that the person who's donation pushes us over 6k will get a box from me.
     
  30. Tarheel4985

    Tarheel4985 Sep 14, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    This is a pretty incredible display of BA generosity. As a relatively new father (see pic on left), I can't fathom what the families have been going through. I'm thankful for guys like Brad and everyone else who donated.
     
  31. wittyname

    wittyname Aug 4, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

  32. duceswild

    duceswild Feb 8, 2010 Maryland
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Donation made. Thanks again for running this and all the great BA's who donated $ or prizes or both.
     
  33. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Ding ding ding. Looks like we have a winner. Your donation pushed us over the 6k mark. And as you know I already have your shipping info! Ill let you know when box is in route. Cheers!

    Keep the donations coming everyone!
     
  34. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I just realized that while I had donated a box and bottle to this amazing LIF, I had not donated any money. Your post inspired me to do just that. Thank you for posting this Hero's memorial fund.
     
  35. duceswild

    duceswild Feb 8, 2010 Maryland
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Thank you very much for your generosity JM03. Your initial post really reminded me I needed to get my donation in.
     
  36. JM03

    JM03 Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Now that we've hit 6k, ill extend the same offer for 7k. Whoever's donation pushes us past 7k will also get a box from me. 1 week left, so lets get it done!
     
  37. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    I'll add that whoever gets us to my "10 days for 10k" campaign will get a Bourbon Dark Lord from me.

    S'go!
     
  38. Spider889

    Spider889 Mar 24, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    My donation should get taken care of Friday night or Saturday, once I find the time to research which charity I'm picking. In the meantime, I just started my own LIF I was overdue on in which I stipulate that the winner has to have donated via your LIF. Hopefully it attracts a few new people to donate!
     
  39. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    There's lots of generous offers/incentives out there, let's get it going :) There have been no new donations since yesterday afternoon. I believe we are right around $6,100.
     
  40. ILOVESTOUTS

    ILOVESTOUTS Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Since I am gifting a box, I am not entering in my donation. But....

    I am getting excited building my box of CT brewed beers for 1 lucky winner!

    Do I hear $7000?! COME ON!
     
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