Japan Disaster Fundraiser!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 15, 2011

Thanks to your help this morning, I was able to create a fundraising page through Canada helps. I knew you guys would pull through for me. :)

I’m really excited to announce that I’m holding a fundraiser to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross Japan Disaster relief. I have been thinking about how I could help out and I decided to do this because there is strength in numbers!

My goal is to raise at least $1,000. Fundraiser closes Wednesday March 16th at 10pm EST.  It is a lot to raise in just over 1 day, but I KNOW that we can make this happen!

Please click here to be taken to the donation page.

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Julie @ Shining From Within March 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm

This is such a great idea. The poor people in Japan…my heart goes out to each and every person. You’re such a generous and caring person for doing this raffle.

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Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I cannot even imagine what those people are going through. How devastating.

Thank you for doing this — I know you will surpass your goal!

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Stephanie @ LiveCookLove March 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

What a great idea! Thank you for providing a way for us to give to those who need the basics… water and food. My prayers are with the people in Japan!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is such a great idea Ange! I know you’ll absolutely crush the $1000 goal. :)

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Stephanie March 15, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Hi! I just donated $10 but where it said do I want to provide my name and info I said no, because I have previously been added to mailing lists for other charities and I wanted to avoid that. I neglected to consider it might not tell you who I am (which I don’t mind), for the drawing. If it doesn’t, let me know! My confimration number was C1216585.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thanks Stephanie! Yes it still does tell me the donor names. Thanks for checking!

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Rhea March 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Oh Angela, you are the best! You are already more than halfway to your goal :)

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Carolyn March 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm

You are such a wonderful woman! I have friends and a professor over there. Thankfully, they are all alright, but I am horrified at the images I am seeing. I am only thankful that the Japanese government is accepting foreign aid this time.

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Leanne March 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Great Idea Ang! I already donated to the red cross but nonetheless… I think you’re fabulous for doing this!

If everyone gave $10 it would make such a big difference…. strength in numbers is right!

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Leanne March 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

ps. you’re already at $750! Awesome!!!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2011 at 3:32 pm

CRAZY!!! Thanks everyone!

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Alayna @ Thyme Bombe March 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’m so glad you’re doing this! What a thoughtful thing to do. I think it’s great that you’ve found a personal way to help out.

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Emily M. March 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Inspiring idea. Glad I could help a little bit. You’re going to surpass $1,000 within the hour.

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Jenny March 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

GO YOU for doing this!

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Alison March 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I keep refreshing to watch the number shoot up! Nice work!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Thanks everyone!

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Lacey H March 15, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I was the $1000 mark!

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Tasha March 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Omgoodness, you already beat your goal. Thats amazing! Thank you so much for doing this =)

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Jennifer March 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Wow! You are already over $1100! That is amazing :)

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

What a wonderful idea Angela!

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AdrienneCarolyn March 15, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Yay I just donated. Thanks for doing this Angela! This is really nice to see :-)
I will celebrate by making your creamy avocado pasta for dinner whoo!

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Gloria March 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Great idea! :)

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[email protected] March 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

That’s SO awesome that your doing this! I just donated and I saw that your already over $1,500.00! YAY, good for you!

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Amy Kirchhoff March 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I just went to “buy” a raffle ticket and saw that over $1700 was already raised! Awesome!

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Megan Refvik March 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Angela, I just donated $20, and I did receive a confirmation number (C1216763), but then I received an error message? Can you let me know if everything went through ok? Thanks!

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Ashley March 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I’ll be donating once my paycheck arrives in the mail! It’s so devastating, and I’m glad there are people like you out there who do want help and encourage others to do so too!

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Kat @ Cupcake Kat March 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I think you are so wonderful to do this. I know you’ll raise a lot of money.

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Chelsea March 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Great Idea!!!! Its so nice to see people helping others out! Thanks for setting this up and making an easy way for people to donate!

PS its only the first day and you’ve already more than doubled your goal! yay!!!!!!

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[email protected] Healthy Helper blog! March 15, 2011 at 5:13 pm

What a nice idea Angela! So sweet of you!

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aurélie March 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

such a great project,
you’re wonderful for doing that,
lot’s of people think of doing sth, very few really do!
i’m sorry for living in Switzerland and not being able to participate

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Kelly March 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

This is a great thing you are doing. I hope you reach and even exceed the donation goal. THanks for being a good outlet to where we can all help.

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Christine (The Raw Project) March 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

What a wonderful way to help, my heart goes out to all the victims and am having a hard time just looking at the images.

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Jess March 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

You rock so much!!

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Alaina March 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

What a wonderful thing to do Angela!! I would love to help out. :-)

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans March 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

This is so great of you! I can’t wait to see how much $$ you raise :)

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Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans March 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Oh wow! Over $2400 so far!! This is so amazing…. Your readers totally rock!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

yes you do!!

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Jennifer March 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

At this rate you’ll at least triple your goal!! Congrats. Made your no bake choc. peanut butter chews 3 times within the last week. And they really work for PMS! Thanks for another great recipe. Did you find your vita prep recipe book?

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Ashley March 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Fabulous idea Ang! :)

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Jaclyn T March 15, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Congrats on being past your goal!

Also, I wrote a “thank you” post for linking my recipe over at my blog.

http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/03/linked-in-another-blog-thank-you.html

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Emilie March 15, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Hi Angela,

I am a frequent visitor of your blog (I love your recipes!) and I just wanted to comment on how great this Japan Relief Glo Bar raffle.

As a Japanese citizen living in the US, it has been very difficult and heartbreaking watching the events unfold from afar.
I truly appreciate how people all around the world have been contributing to the effort.

A big thank you to Angela and to everyone making donations.

Emilie

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Thank you for your comment Emilie. I hope your family and friends are safe and my thoughts are with you.

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 15, 2011 at 6:46 pm

this is such a great idea! I’m heartbroken that I live in New Zealand :(

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dee March 15, 2011 at 6:54 pm

this is another great idea angela! u guys are so inspiring!

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laura March 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm

This is a wonderful idea to help such a horrifying disaster,
every little bit counts!

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Amy March 15, 2011 at 7:12 pm

It’s wonderful to see that you surpassed your goal!! Thanks for spreading love and compassion around the world.

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amber March 15, 2011 at 7:25 pm

this is a great idea! i donated :>

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Monique March 15, 2011 at 7:43 pm

This is such a great idea!!!!

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[email protected] March 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm

This is so generous of you, Angela – and when I just went to donate I see you have wayyyyy surpassed your goal. That is amazing, congratulations!!

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Brenna March 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm

This is great! I just went and donated about an hour ago, and there are already almost 30 more people who have donated since! Thank you for putting this together, you really are an inspiration!

Brenna
consciousearthveg.blogspot.com

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Jen March 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

OMG, I totally just got goosebumps reading this post! What a fabulous idea…you are awesome, Ange! I’ve already made a donation to the Red Cross but another $5-10 won’t kill me. Prayers to those affected by this tragedy…I can’t even imagine what they’re going through.

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Jessica March 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I have never posted before (yes, lurker!), but I just had to say this is so good of you! Thank you!

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Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} March 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I’m so glad to see that you’ve surpassed your goal. Thank you so much for doing this. You are an amazing person.

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Jen March 15, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Just made my donation…SO PROUD of you for how much you’ve raised! I’m very disappointed that our government hasn’t initiated a donation matching program like they did in Haiti (they did it within 2 days of the Haiti earthquake…not sure what they’re waiting for this time) – but very proud of awesome fellow Canadians like you who are taking matters into their own hands and raising as much as possible! Karma will thank you for this!!!

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maya @ finding balance in tokyo March 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Thank you so much for organizing this, and a huge thank you to everyone who has been donating and helped raise so much!

The survivers in the affected areas are running very low on food, water, medicine, blankets, etc., and are often seen on TV in tears asking for those things to be sent as soon as possible. This is going to help a lot of people who real need it right now.

It’s been quite surreal seeing the rest of the world continue on with their lives as usual while things are so chaotic here, and knowing that people care enough to take some action really means a lot.

Thank you.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Bless your heart, Angela, and bless everyone who enters.

Thank you for doing this!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

It’s so great you’re doing something to support the people in Japan! I’ve just started a little solidarity for Japan blogging project myself. I believe everybody who contributes in thinking of and praying for the people helps a little, even if it just symbolic.

I’ve also seen that picture of the woman above on a German news site. It’s so sad … Totally unconceivable.

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm

This is an awesome idea! It’s so inspiring to see bloggers doing what they can to help. :D

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance) March 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm

you are amazing!! already exceeded your goal and more- you are truly beautiful on the inside and out!

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Laura March 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

What a lovely idea!
And to know you are four times past your goal with about 24 hours left! Crazy amazing!
Fingers crossed for me. ;)

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Toronto Girl West March 15, 2011 at 10:20 pm

As someone who has friends in Sendai – thank-you for doing this! It means an awful lot! :)

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Jackie March 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

This is very impressive and incredible . In just 5 hours it went from 2,480 to over 4,000 or more . Wow! You pretty much quadrupled it already! Way to go Canada!

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Casey Thomas March 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I’m in Australia so can’t enter but just wanted to say great idea! I am donating to Australia’s relief fund. So so sad :(

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Stephie March 15, 2011 at 11:34 pm

You are awesome!!

I made a $100 dollar donation but am in Dubai, so if my name gets picked please pick someone else xxx

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Misty-Dawn March 16, 2011 at 8:58 am

That’s so cute!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

thank you so much for your generosity!

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Jessica March 16, 2011 at 12:18 am

I’ve never commented before but I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for a long time, and I just want to say thank you. I live in Tokyo and was and am thankfully safe, but it still means a lot to see you using your blog to try to help the many people here who will need it!

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Helen March 16, 2011 at 12:48 am

what an incredible thing to do, and what a response! over $4600 in the first day–way to go!!

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Saima March 16, 2011 at 1:05 am

awesome job, Ange!! unfortunately not in North America so won’t be able to participate….i was disappointed when some of the other healthy living bloggers didn’t even mention Japan on their blogs!!

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Hannah March 16, 2011 at 1:46 am

This is amazing, Angela. If only I lived in America!

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Erina March 16, 2011 at 2:17 am

hi!
Long time lurker and first time commenter here. :) As a japanese reader, I just had
to say thank you. THANK YOU ALL so so much for letting us know that we are not alone in our struggles. You have no idea how much this means to us. Youre an absolute angel :)
XxX

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Marit March 16, 2011 at 2:33 am

I’m donating in Norway and we are also a bunch of people collecting things to send to japan.
We are collecting blankets, clothes and other non-perishables to physically send to a helpstation.
I know it won’t get there immediatelly but i hope they will find use for it in the process following this disaster…
have you thought of sending actual glo-bars to japan?
there may be schools or shelters that could use a treat?

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Samantha March 16, 2011 at 3:37 am

Oh how I wish I lived in US or Canada right now ;)
I love your website and I think this is just a great idea.

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Leia March 16, 2011 at 3:46 am

You are such a sweetheart for doing this. I really hope you reach your goal of $1000! I’m not in the US or Canada so won’t be entering, but made my donation yesterday via Medicins Sans Frontieres :)

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Olya March 16, 2011 at 3:49 am

Good on you Angela!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 16, 2011 at 6:58 am

Angela – This is such an incredible idea, and a great example for the rest of us. Thank you!

I linked to the donation from my blog today. I can’t believe you’re already over $4K! :)

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barefoot and frolicking March 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

Hey Angela,

I’m going to put a link to your draw on my blog (just did a post about Japan). That is amazing that you have already surpassed your goal. You are inspiring girl :)

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Jennifer March 16, 2011 at 7:13 am

If today is anything like yesterday, you may need to add another “0” to the end of your original goal! :)

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barefoot and frolicking March 16, 2011 at 7:17 am

just donated too! :)

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Misty-Dawn March 16, 2011 at 8:48 am

count me in!
you rock! I linked your page to facebook too! thanks!

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Misty-Dawn March 16, 2011 at 8:59 am

BAHHHHH! NOW I CLICK ON THE LINK AND IT SAYS THIS!!!!

This GivingPage is disabled.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

the page is back in service, sorry about that we had a major issue!

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HVL March 16, 2011 at 9:15 am

It’s saying the pages is disabled :(

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

the page is back up, sorry!

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HVL March 17, 2011 at 9:04 am

A huge well done for raising so much! :D

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HVL March 17, 2011 at 9:05 am

(The little thermometer-esque bar should be BURSTING at the end!)

Just wanted to add that I love your blog and you are an inspiration. Thanks for helping me glow!

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Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing March 16, 2011 at 9:20 am

I can’t donate, either. Getting the same error.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 16, 2011 at 9:36 am

we are back up!

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Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing March 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

Great! I just donated! BTW: You’re up to 5798.80!! That’s amazing!

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shana March 16, 2011 at 9:34 am

speaking of which, do you mind if I borrow your glo bar photo as part of my blog post – linking people to this page/post?

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Talia Lapid March 16, 2011 at 10:03 am

Just donated and saw you are close to 6,000! Talk about good will. Seeing things like this re-instills my belief that people do care! Thank you so much for putting this on!

I also made a status on facebook–hope it generates some traffic! I cant wait to see the final number!

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Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

I love this idea!!! :D

xoxox
Kathleen

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Michelle Evans March 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Hi Angela!

I am a frequent reader of your blog – as in every day! – but I haven’t before commented. I just wanted to say, as many have before me, how wonderful this idea was to provide an incentive for people to donate to the disaster relief. I just donated and saw that we’ve almost raised $7000! That’s absolutely incredible and mind-boggling!!!! Congratulations for putting this all together and for all the hard work you put in to this amazing blog. I love it so, so, so much! I brings a glow to my day each and every time I read it :)

Michelle

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Julie (A Case of the Runs) March 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Thank you for doing this! I’m also collecting for Japan… though you’re doing REALLY WELL!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have received so many donations so far!!!!! That is AMAZING!!! You are doing a great thing… way to go!

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rhea March 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm

$7,004!!!!!!!!!!

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Cari March 17, 2011 at 12:09 am

What a fantastically amazin idea! I threw my $20 in and was so socked to see you have made 7x your goal! Fabulous!!!

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Mayumi March 17, 2011 at 4:29 am

I have never posted here, but I just wanted to thank you very much for your kindness for my people in Japan. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.

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Karen Snider March 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Hi Angela – I work for the Canadian Red Cross and I just saw your post now. Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for your support. Please do stay connected with us:
Twitter: @redcrosscanada
Facebook: canadianredcross
Blog: http://redcrosstalks.wordpress.com
Thanks again,
Karen

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Angela (Oh She Glows) March 29, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Thanks Karen!

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