Friday, December 17, 2010
As noted in a recent blog and reported in the Austin American Statesman blog, St. Jude Medical generously donated 75 laptop computers to The HeliOS Project. This was impeccable timing as we were completely out of computers for The HeliOS Project. With the Holiday season approaching, we were faced with turning down kids that needed us.
Well, between the brutal weather and an unfortunate administrative error, the shipment of those laptops was delayed by several days. Instead of receiving them yesterday, we are scheduled to take delivery of them on the 20th.
That gives us 5 days to deliver over two dozen computers.
If you want to track the shipment along with us you can do so at www.fedex.com using tracking number 2143499374.
And yes, I do personally work on Christmas Day. It's no big deal. I've done it every year since I've started doing this. I am so blessed to be able to do what I do, that working a few hours on Christmas Day playing Santa is looked forward to.
We are going to have to drive hundreds of miles to get this done and unfortunately we have to have fuel in the vehicle to do so.
We're short on the funds to do it.
We occasionally come to you with requests like this and I am more and more unwilling to do so but in this case, we're against a time clock and it will be a challenge to get this done. We're only asking for 10 dollar donations as each delivery shouldn't take more than that to complete.
There are several ways to help. You can go to our SPI donation site to donate. We also have a paypal solution that will get us the funds quicker and we won't have to wait for them to be sent to us. If this is your preferred method, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you the instructions there.
Or...you can visit our Amazon store and pick from the items we have available for sale there.
I know this is an especially tight Holiday season and for those able to help us out, I want to thank you in advance for helping us do what we do.
blather and mumbling provided by Ken Starks at 11:31 AM