MyDD'er Boatwright needs our HELP
by BigDog, Wed May 24, 2006 at 03:43:14 PM EDT
You saw Gary's upbeat Diary a few minutes ago. Can you imagine?
Gary Boatwright, who almost all of you will know as a diarist here on MyDD and who just posted a light hearted Diary about his 'Camping Trip' is in deep, deep financial trouble as he said. And I can' begin to understand all the details.
But he's in deep shit. He got that post up here before he sells/pawns (?) his G4 laptop for $150! Yeah you read that right....$150 and he's happy to get that. We've been in touch and his spirits are good even though his circumstances could hardly be worse. ( Altho everything could always be worse...trust me...)
He just emailed me a few minutes before I walked in and I tried to call him but just got his VM. He has to sell the Laptop to get the money to buy some time on his phone. Yeah...and that isn't even the worst of it.
Our man Gary, (who so likes to stir things up and is probably one of the most 'progressive' bloggers I've ever known...and we do know one another...he worked the CA-48th last year and never gave up)is essentially homeless and without a car! But he makes light of it in his email to me and in his post to us.
I sure as hell wouldn't if it were me! But Gary does. No car in Southern California is a disaster! And no home anywhere is even worse. Can you even imagine?
So what can we as a community do? HELP HIM with the only thing that will matter today.....CASH.
If everyone trusts the ol' BigDog, I'll take anything into my PAYPAL account and get it to Gary when he next gets in touch. I'm pretty tapped out too from 3 years of little or no income political work but come the first of the month I'll be able to help too.
There is exactly $7.88 currently in that account. The address is at the end of this diary.
Whatever this Diary brings, this outright call for help for a guy that really is a good man on bad times, will go straight to him. He will call me when he gets the minutes on his phone, a location and let me know where he's then located.
He and I talked about this last week hoping it wouldn't be necessary for him to go this direction. And I hoped I wouldn't have to ask all of us to step up.
We all make a big deal about helping the Nation...about helping our Party...about finding a New Path for our Leadership...about fighting for our Candidates....yet here...right here...is a chance to make a tangible difference in one man's life. And you know that man.
So look in your heart...,stare in a mirror for awhile if that's what it takes, and make a decision whether it's all talk or not.
It's unimportant if you give $1,$5, $10, $20 or $100. Gary Boatwright, my friend and your fellow Blogger, needs help. And we are a community.
If you choose to help, go to PayPal and make a contribution to account:
firstname.lastname@example.org . 100% will go to him.
I can't be more transparent than that....and I'll keep the community updated on progress.
No more talk. It's time to step up. Let your heart be your guide.