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blogsign.jpgOk, here's the deal. Meryl, Lair and I want to raise enough money to buy an ambulance for Magen David Adom.

Rather than write a few paragraphs on how you can help, I'll just steal Meryl's words:

We've also found a way to track your contributions so that if we raise $60,000, we can literally donate an ambulance to Israel. For another twenty grand, we can get a Mobile Intensive Care Unit.

It sounds like a lot of money, but I think we can do it. What we will need, however, is more than just a pledge and contribution from you. I'm going to ask my rabbi to announce the Magen David Adom pledge drive in synagogue, and send out a synagogue-wide email as well. I know members of two other Richmond synagogues, and will ask them to do the same. If only a few of our readers do the same, we can raise the money for an ambulance, easy. And you know, my non-Jewish readers can do the same in their churches. One thing you can say about Magen David Adom: It is an organization that does nothing but help, and it doesn't matter what your nationality is: If you're hurt, they help. There are no sides to take in this fund drive.

There's a way we can track your donations to the cause. If you use a credit card and the MDA online form, there's a comment box. Type "Blogathon" into the comment box, and MDA can track how much money we've raised. If you forget, your contribution won't be counted. I'll be pounding that into your brain over the next few weeks. We really would like to raise enough to contribute an ambulance. They'll inscribe the doors for us. Like Lair said last year when he blogged for the same cause: Give until it doesn't hurt any more.

I know between the three of us we can do this. We need your help. If this is a cause you feel comfortable getting behind, you can take Meryl's suggestions above. You can link to our Blogathon posts. You can ask your own readers (if you're not Blogathonning yourself) to support us. You can sponsor us.

Sponsor me over here. Make us proud. And perhaps the men and women of Magen David Adom will be saving lives with an ambulance that has your name printed on its door. MDA in Israel answers about 1,000 calls a day. That's 1,000. And with a real truce nowhere in site, you can only imagine those numbers will rise. MDA also participates worldwide relief efforts. Here's ten more reasons to sponsor this cause on July 26.


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference more blogathon news:

» A blog is a terrible thing to waste... from Arguing with signposts...
Okay, so it's not buying an ambulance for Magen David Adom, but we've encouraged Eric to keep the Fire Ant Gazette in business! Glad to know I had a hand in saving a blog from an untimely demise. :-) And... [Read More]

» Buy an ambulance for Magen David Adom from E Pluribus Unum
A Small Victory: more blogathon news We need your help in supporting a good cause. Michele Catalano and friends are raising money to buy an ambulance for Magen David Adom. Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israelís National Emergency Medical Service... [Read More]

» Blogathon from One Name Left
Some of you may remember that last year Joy entered the blogathon with a blog devoted to memories of her mom and raised money to fight CF. I thought at the time that I might do it this year, but... [Read More]

» Giving from Beth's Contradictory Brain
I decided that if I can blow $50 on a haircut tomorrow, I can donate $50 to MDA to help [Read More]

» Blogathon! from Glimpse of a Grrl
I've sponsored the following people for this year's blogathon: Sponsor Christine. Sponsor Michele, Lair and Meryl.... [Read More]

» You Still Have Time! from A Gaggle of Gals (and one Guy)
If you go here, you can find out about pledging for the Blogathon and Michele, Meryl, and Laurence's great cause [Read More]

» The Cul-de-Sac from suburban blight
Welcome to your weekend dose of who, what, when, where, and why, as seen from my seat out in the suburbs of the blogosphere. I liked the way the rough categories worked last week, so I decided to go with... [Read More]

» magen david adom from redsugar muse
don't forget, this weekend is the blogathon, and the lovely and brilliant michele is blogging for magen david adom! for those of you who don't know, magen david adom is a volunteer organization in israel that provides emergency medical care... [Read More]

» The Big Event... from suburban blight
Have y'all been supporting your neighborhood Blogathonners today? I had to go and real all of the updates to catch myself up, but this is absolutely awesome! I think that many of the Blogathon charities are supremely worthy, but the... [Read More]

» The Blogathon from Somewhere on A1A...
Laurence... Meryl... and Michele, are all participating in the 2003 Blogathon to raise money for Magen David Adom. Their goal is to raise $60,000 to buy a new Ambulance. Please donate what you can. They have arranged to have their... [Read More]


How can we contribute to MDA on your behalf and get you credit? I no longer contribute anything to anyone/group on behalf of anyone/group without it being a direct contribution. My husband and I had a discussion about this tonight. We feel compelled to contribute to such a worthy cause but need the assurance that it goes directly to the coffers of the recipient. How would we do this?

If you contribute to Magen David Adom using their online form, there is a box for comments. Put the word "Blogathon" in the comments box and they will track it as part of our ambulance drive.

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