Wednesday, May 23, 2007

don't let the sun go down on sal

Sal is still $225 away from his goal with just a few days left. He keeps bringing up this idea of going to the mall with a bucket and a bell and wondering if he would get in trouble. Don't make Sal stand outside the mall ringing a bell! He's been training hard for this and deserves to have it come through. He's working on behalf of a good cause. If you can help, it would be absolutely wonderful. I wished I believed in karma so I could make you all sorts of promises about that. Don't make me pretend like I believe in karma! I'd rather stand outside the mall with a bell!

Sal is the kind of guy who would give you a kidney if you needed one, provided you were a match and that he hadn't already given his spare kidney to someone else who reads this blog. Because of the kind of guy his is, he would still give you the kidney even if you didn't help him now, but really that's just another reasons why one ought to help him now.

Thanks of course to everyone who has given so far. Again, the page to donate is here. To my knowledge, this is the only time I have ever engaged in any kind of fundraising on my blog--and there are no plans for JFW pledge week in the future--but I do think this is a great chance to help and do very much want to see Sal succeed because I know much energy and enthusiasm he's given to this.

Update: Sal is good to go! Thank you so much to everyone who gave!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

$225 really doesn't seem all that much for someone with a fresh promotion in his pocket, on his way to Evanston. Consider it an investment in a higher cost of living :)

(And yes. We know you already gave at the office. But really, read this post and consider: what's another $225 between good friends? :) I really think the money, and support, would mean more coming from you... Go Jeremy! You can do it. Give till it hurts, and then some! You'll be glad you did.

molly said...

Thanks, Jeremy, for bringing a good cause to the attention of the Freese blogosphere. And, Sal, good luck and have a great time.

Anonymous said...

Sure, JF is Tom Sawyer with a bucket of whitewash. He does have a pattern of asking others for ideas and help, but if it's for a good cause in this case .....

Kim said...

$175 away ...

sal said...

Seriously, I appreciate any and all help that you can provide! Don't make us have to stand outside the mall going ring-a-ding-ding...

Anonymous said...

can i just hand sal a twenty the next time i see him?

sal said...

anon 2:26, you may hand me whatever you'd like next time you see me! [sal reaches for his bomb-squad outfit, just in case] ;-)

jeremy said...

I understand the point first anon is making, although I resent second anon's comparison to Tom Sawyer's whitewashing.