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Title: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 02:33:42 am
As many of you already know, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, TX (the 4th most populous city in the US) causing immense flooding and damage. While the storm was downgraded to a Tropical Storm, its lingered in the region and exacerbated the situation. The humanitarian need is great.

Therefore in the tradition of Taku-Aid, im raising a call for those of you who would like to/able to donate in the recovery efforts.

Charity Navigator offered multiple organizations in whichyou can proffer support. Other options might be the American Red Cross  as well as the Greater Houston Community Foundation.The choice is yours ~

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=5239

https://ghcfdisaster.kimbia.com/hurricaneharveyrelieffund

http://www.redcross.org/donations/ways-to-donate/text-mail-phone#Donate-By-Text

For those of you who donate to such cause, I plan tobreward your charity with a small gift of thanks.

For Lvl 1 Donations of $30-49: you may receive 1 art sketch of an original character; OR a copy of 1 IDHAS/Wargirl Games release (on steam).

For Lvl 2 Donations of $50-75: you may receive one colored art headshot OR a pixel doll of an original character OR both Lvl 1 prizes.

For Lvl 3 Donations of $76-100: you may receive a half body art (with simple bg) of an original character

Additional prizes may be added with interest/availability. Participants must show indicate preference as to thier prize of choice for donating.

Total collected thus far: $565
Providing gifts for donations until Sept. 8, 2017.

Thanks for taking time to care and read this!
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on August 30, 2017, 02:51:21 am
My only concern is; how trust worthy reliable dedicated...

How do I know that if I give them money, it's going where it's actually needed, and not just to...I don't know, paying the bills at hq, or something equally mundane like that instead of helping the people directly effected by the hurricane.

I don't mind being generous, but I want to know what I give is going where it's truly needed instead of some kind of "general fund" -type of thing.

Revy, is there any way you could vet these somehow and find out how the charities use the money?
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Arraxis on August 30, 2017, 05:28:02 am
In regards to charities and overheads, these costs are needed to support the infrastructure which enables them to better help them. Charities that boast about low overheads often suffer from other issues, like low and unqualified staff, and cutting corners. Regardless, I'll be donating at the Level 3 tier when I get home. The hurricane's caused a lot of damage, and I'm more than happy to help these people recover.

Updated: August 30, 2017, 08:58:04 am
Was going to donate to Greater Houston Community Foundation, but for some reason it didn't like my card, so I gave $100 USD via Global Giving, which was one of the ones mentioned on Charity Navigator.

(http://i.imgur.com/0VZPFaE.png)

This will be for the Level 3 reward, and honestly, just surprise me. You know my characters, and I love them all dearly, so I'm not fussed about what you get me.
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 10:05:19 am
Pal, Ive done some basic research, but I dont have the time or energy to personally vet every charity. Im happy to extend this  small offer to whatever charity an individual decides to give towards the relief.

Thanks Arra, Ill post your prize as soon as I can!
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Jynx on August 30, 2017, 12:10:52 pm
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/J8TLVRf.png)

(I already know it's below the limit, and I don't really want anything, either.)
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 12:23:07 pm
Thank you Jynx, its very kind of you :)
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Meliran on August 30, 2017, 12:23:48 pm
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/sr1RmPf.png)

Pal, you might want to do this one. 96.3% of its revenue goes to its programs.
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 12:39:19 pm
Thanks Meg! What would you like for your reward?
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Meliran on August 30, 2017, 12:55:46 pm
Thanks Meg! What would you like for your reward?

Eh... Trine I guess. :3
Title: Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 12:57:44 pm
Thanks Meg! What would you like for your reward?

Eh... Trine I guess. :3

>>
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I already have one on the way, but I guess I can get another...
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on August 30, 2017, 10:17:58 pm
Thanks mel. I think I might.

Providing gifts for donations until Sept. 8, 2017.
...

...

That's payday...
I'll have to see what I have available after the blood suckers take their cut. Can you extend it for a day or two?
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 30, 2017, 10:21:31 pm
I still plan to end it on the 8th, but I make exceptions for Pal-nyans. :) Just let my know by that Sunday!
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on August 30, 2017, 10:22:18 pm
*purrs* =^_^=
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Arraxis on August 31, 2017, 09:24:21 am
Eheheh... so... funny story. I checked my bank account balance today since I'm in the middle of commissioning Riiko again and I got a draft - she's back up to speed~! Anyway, I checked it and thought it looked a little low. Looks like despite my report that Greater Houston Community Foundation didn't like my card, it seems like my statement says otherwise. I don't have a screenshot of the internet page for obvious reasons, but if Rev wants proof I could send him my account balance in a PM.

Long story short, chalk me up for another Level 3 donation. I'm not going to contest or charge back or anything since it's for charity.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 31, 2017, 09:51:58 am
Wow, 200?! Well while unexpected - it goes for a good cause. Ill get on it :)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Arraxis on August 31, 2017, 10:27:52 am
Hey, it was unexpected from me, too :D. Like I said, bit of an mistake. But as Bob Ross says, there are no mistakes, only happy little accidents.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 31, 2017, 10:30:47 am
Fret not, another peice of art has been ordered :p
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: woolyshambler on August 31, 2017, 10:44:12 am
I'll be donating to the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who are on the ground and rescuing stranded and abandoned animals in the disaster area.  Having recently known the pain of parting ways with one of my cats, my hope is that some families out there will have the joy of reuniting with their animal companions in the days and weeks going forward.

As a physician, particularly in psychiatry, my department is working with our health system and university to provided crisis and grief counseling as needed to those in our community with loved ones in the Houston area.  My role is specifically in the crisis center where students and local residents who are overwhelmed with the current events present to or are brought to for evaluation and treatment.  While families in Houston begin the recovery process, the least we can do here is to try to keep their loved ones safe and healthy.

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/S8gjAAz.png)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on August 31, 2017, 11:07:00 am
Thats a good cause and something I think many people overlook. Thanks for the support Wooly!

You heard the doctor, what would you like Jynx? :)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on September 05, 2017, 10:16:30 pm
Would this count as "giving to a charity," revy? XD

Arraxis [Sep 05, 2017, 05:12:25 pm]: Oh god... https://www.humblebundle.com/hunie-sakura-bundle?linkID=&mcID=102:59af04e1e1b829d64f68de69:ot:56cfa1b2733462ca894de9b6:1&utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017_09_05_huniesakura_bundle&linkID=&utm_content=cta_button
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 06, 2017, 12:20:46 am
Eww.... no -_-
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on September 06, 2017, 12:27:53 am
>XD
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 06, 2017, 09:37:29 am
Heres Meg's reward - thanks for supporting a good cause!

;)
(http://i.imgur.com/qzjmmOQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Meliran on September 06, 2017, 10:19:55 am
Heres Meg's reward - thanks for supporting a good cause!

;)
(http://i.imgur.com/qzjmmOQ.jpg)

omg, how implicitly lewd! I love it! :)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 06, 2017, 07:59:42 pm
And heres Arra's gift 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/cAn8E5G.jpg)

And version B, without the Love Live Game BG!

(http://i.imgur.com/IaLetVY.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Geocorn on September 06, 2017, 08:31:15 pm
I'm not expecting anything. Just had this left over from what I had set aside for the con this weekend.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 06, 2017, 08:35:30 pm
Thanks for the support Geo! What would you like as a reward? :)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Arraxis on September 06, 2017, 09:48:08 pm
Ooo, clever surprise! Yuki demands to be SSR! Although since she's got a similar position to Michiko, she'd probably be the same unless the game rewards her for her extracurricular activities :D.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 06, 2017, 09:59:53 pm
Well I figured given her efforts after the Camael fight, Michiko was appropriate ;)  As for Yuki or the elusive best idol, stay tuned ^^
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on September 08, 2017, 04:03:52 am
I still plan to end it on the 8th, but I make exceptions for Pal-nyans. :) Just let my know by that Sunday!
Just in case revy forgets, again. >_>
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Geocorn on September 08, 2017, 04:50:21 am
In case you didn't see in chat because you got quiet after I said it, I said Zhenya from Everlasting Summer.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 08, 2017, 11:11:32 am
Got it Geo 8) (I didnt see that in the Box, thanks)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on September 11, 2017, 12:57:59 am
Text.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 19, 2017, 09:42:09 am
And in case he hasnt already seen it.....Arra's 2nd prize ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZlYOqGv.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Arraxis on September 19, 2017, 09:50:19 am
This is an awesome one, haha! Love it! I must have checked dA just before this one got uploaded, because it's up there now :D. Very vibrant with the leaves and sky as a backdrop, too.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Geocorn on September 19, 2017, 03:55:24 pm
yay macaroni money!
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on September 19, 2017, 09:39:20 pm
yay macaroni money!
It's what all the cool mages are using. ;)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on September 22, 2017, 08:15:24 pm
Geo's prize sketch~

Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/BvrAUWG.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on October 08, 2017, 05:02:21 pm
And now, Pal's reward is done. Hope you enjoy Kotryna~

(http://i.imgur.com/7TUnyOg.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on October 09, 2017, 12:18:25 am
A bit bustier than she should be, but I like. ^_^

I have a good idea for you, but i need it :)
Is this what you were talking about? XD
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Revontulet on October 17, 2017, 09:39:27 am
And finally, the last reward, this onw for Wooly, is done. Thanks for everyones charitable giving!

(http://i.imgur.com/cjNjbPf.jpg)
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Geocorn on October 17, 2017, 04:17:06 pm
A bit bustier than she should be, but I like. ^_^

I have a good idea for you, but i need it :)
Is this what you were talking about? XD
Are meta and I finally winning you over to team flat?
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: woolyshambler on October 17, 2017, 06:59:19 pm
(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a0/40/a8/a040a894dfd8e3feeb25be572c444b59--jayne-cobb-adam-baldwin.jpg)

Amazing.  Thanks for everything Rev.
Title: Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
Post by: Pal on October 17, 2017, 10:39:35 pm
A bit bustier than she should be, but I like. ^_^

I have a good idea for you, but i need it :)
Is this what you were talking about? XD
Are meta and I finally winning you over to team flat?
Not even close. :P