Author Topic: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief  (Read 535 times)

Offline Revontulet

Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« 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!
« Last Edit: September 11, 2017, 01:05:18 am by Revontulet »
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Pal

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #1 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?

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Online Arraxis

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #2 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.



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.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 08:58:34 am by Arraxis »

Offline Revontulet

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #3 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!
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Jynx

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 12:10:52 pm »
Spoiler


(I already know it's below the limit, and I don't really want anything, either.)

Offline Revontulet

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 12:23:07 pm »
Thank you Jynx, its very kind of you :)
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Meliran

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 12:23:48 pm »
Spoiler

Pal, you might want to do this one. 96.3% of its revenue goes to its programs.

Offline Revontulet

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 12:39:19 pm »
Thanks Meg! What would you like for your reward?
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Meliran

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 12:55:46 pm »
Thanks Meg! What would you like for your reward?

Eh... Trine I guess. :3

Offline Revontulet

Re: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #9 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...
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Pal

Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #10 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?

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline Revontulet

Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #11 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!
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0

Offline Pal

Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 10:22:18 pm »
*purrs* =^_^=

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Online Arraxis

Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #13 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.

Offline Revontulet

Re: Taku-Aid 17: Hurricane Harvey Relief
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 09:51:58 am »
Wow, 200?! Well while unexpected - it goes for a good cause. Ill get on it :)
Milten [Sep 13, 2016, 03:31:18 pm]:   Come on, Rev's soul is 99% lewd, 1% Kurumi
Deeox2 [Dec 16, 2016, 01:31:10 am]:   ... Wow, I think Jannti broke my world solely by existing, lol.

https://youtu.be/USTCUPm5WB0