We raised more than $10,900 for victims of Hurricane Katrina! Thank you all for participating so generously.
AAR Aid was created to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina through a series of auctions on eBay through MissionFish. Three sets of auctions on 126 lots were bid upon and sold to very 73 happy readers and writers, helping us raise nearly $11,000 for some of the hundreds of thousands of victims whose lives were destroyed by this hurricane. We extend our great thanks for the extreme generosity of those who participated, including AAR's own Sandy Coleman, Teresa Galloway, Lynn Spencer, and Linda Hurst, whose tireless efforts made AAR Aid possible.
Thank you to all who donated your money so generously: (some chose to remain anonymous):
David G. Beausang
Amy L. Cable
Wendy Drew, owner of Rose's Bookhouse
| Evelyn Nodal
Georgine Olson, the Alaska Librarian
Lina Lindgren (from RBL)
Thank you all for donating your art and your services so generously:
Jennifer Ashley/Ashley Gardner
Laura Lee Guhrke
Julie Elizabeth Leto
Mary Reed McCall
Robin D. Owens
Roxanne St. Claire
Cheryl St. John
eBay requires that auctions to benefit charities be conducted through MissionFish, the charitable organization they’ve selected to make certain that buyers are protected and that auctions truly benefit the designated charities. However, working within this program and with MissionFish does involve the payment of greater fees and higher overhead costs than strictly for-profit auctions. As such, in order to conduct these auctions through eBay and therefore MissionFish, our donation rate was set at 90%, a concession to their higher fees and costs. But any additional proceeds above and beyond eBay and MissionFish fees and postage and handling costs are being donated to the American Red Cross.