Friday, June 11, 2010

What can I do?

How grateful we are to have such a force behind Clark. Everyone is asking how they can help and that's exactly what we need. We are trying to figure out the best way to go about fundraising. We have to do it legally considering taxes and write offs as well as being in control of the funds. It's tricky stuff that I don't have any experience with. Keep the fire under ya and we'll let you know how to use it. We will be accepting donations and encourage people to organize their own fundraisers to reach more people. We have designed a T-shirt and will let you know when they are ready to order.

All the requests that have been sent to people of influence are very important too. If you would like to contact anyone, be sure to be polite as you are representing Clark's name. We have been advised to make sure we let them know that this is an emergency situation, we are not going away, we won't take no for an answer, and an appeal is urgent. It also helps to put a face on Clark by stating your relationship and maybe something about his character. Like, "I went to school with Clark and he was always so nice . . . "

This advise comes straight from a senator's office - "I know on Clark's blog, people are asking what they can do to help - what if you had them write letters/emails to you that you could print off and enclose with your appeal letter demonstrating the reasons they want Clark to have this transplant? They could be very powerful letters and would supplement the medical reasons that I'm sure his doctors will talk about."

Donations can be made through Paypal using the button on the blog. Also to the "Save Clark Kimble" account at Reliabank in Watertown. There are donation boxes set up all over Watertown at businesses such as all three Cowboys, two Reliabanks, and LT's liquor with more to come.

If you plan or want to do a fundraiser, please fill out this form.

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