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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:01 pm

edit: this says it better.

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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:01 pm

Don't worry about it. Also, probably best just not to start a discussion about it.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:17 pm

DancinJack wrote:Don't worry about it. Also, probably best just not to start a discussion about it.

that's probably true.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:37 am

sweatshopking wrote:hmmmm. some of these guys getting upset in todays shortbread has me kinda bummed. what do you guys think?


Don't let them bother you. I can understand why they'd start getting pissed off right about know. If they aren't interested in voting, then constant reminders can definitely annoy.

Voted, and looks like I can still vote one more time before the polls close
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:04 am

This is it, 16 hours to go. derFunkenfamily has voted.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:10 am

Alright, I'm out of votes myself. Good luck, friend.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:40 am

Last leg! Hope we get there! I'll be bugging people all day!
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:03 am

My final vote. :cry: Time for me to remind a few others to cast their finals, also.

Fingers and toes crossed...
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Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:34 am

Last vote as well. Here's hoping!
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Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:53 pm

Last ones in... Going to see if I can get some last minute onesy twosys friends to vote. Good luck Josh.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks, boys! Still seeing who else we can get to vote!
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:10 pm

I've been voting. I'll give it one more try.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:37 am

I got my vote in this morning, but I think I missed the window on the wife and kids.....now watch you lose by one vote. :cry: :oops:
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:34 am

Voted my azz off Josh...even pushed it like some new designer drug.

All you can do is hope for the best! ya never know.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:29 pm

Well, Gentlemen.

It seems it's finally over. it was a long haul, and thank you guys for everything you did. I know you guys voted, advocated, shared, prayed, and plugged, and i want to tell you guys just how much it meant to me. You guys really went above and beyond, and I was so touched I've literally been moved to tears. whether we win or not, we really raised a lot of support and raised awareness of these kinds of issues. I know a lot of people know Africa has issues, but not a lot of people think of their actions as being able to have an impact, and we gave people that knowledge. The world is a small place, and these people are within our realm of influence, should we try. It really is incredible.

Rogers just relayed to me that it will be a few weeks before they make any comments on the contest. I know as much as you, possibly less, since the page shut down for me at 12:00 Atlantic time. I anticipate us in second though, as that's how it was when I last saw it.

I want to again, reiterate my appreciation for all of your patience with me, and for all the support you gave. I would also like to thank TR for allowing us the freedom to post this as much as we did. It really was very kind.

As soon as I hear the final results, I'll be sure to let you guys know. If there is any interest in doing anything further, please let me know. I'm not sure what options we could pursue, but if you guys have any interest/ideas, please, there is still lots of good we could do!

With much sincere love for you all,
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:09 pm

I guess the challenge is to be able to target your specific village. I sent a note to cleanwaterformalawi.org in the hope of obtaining some guidance.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:26 am

I gotta say, I'm kind of curious. How much would it actually cost to get a clean, sustainable well in this village? Has anybody done the legwork yet?

I know that this sort of thing can be rife with extra "costs", such as paying off local officials to some degree or another. Would this be a factor here? What sort of bottom line would it require?
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Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:22 am

it's between 6-8k for a decent drilled well. I've spoken to a number of well drilling charities in the region, and that's what they tell me they'll need. I wouldn't expect to pay any extra costs. I lived there for years and did tons of stuff and never paid a cent.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:28 am

is this something that is kickstarter-able?
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:12 am

XorCist wrote:is this something that is kickstarter-able?

idk, i was thinking the same thing. I'll check into it. we might be able to test the waters, anyway. we've been doing fundraising for a few years, locally, but really only raised about 300$ (besides immediate family contributions) and for the MANY MANY man hours, its a tricky task.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:39 am

well my small church, during december, redirects all of its tithes (unless otherwise specified) to drilling wells in africa. i can talk to my pastor to see where the most recent ones were and see if we can't make your daughters village the goal for next year. last year we raised $33,000 this year i think it was $32,000. anyways, if you're interested then I can talk to my pastor about that. i dunno if they have a program already and if they can make an exception or not, but my pastor is pretty open to suggestions.

Edit: fixed numbers and added link so you can check it out

http://www.doxcorvallis.org/#/mission/advent-conspiracy
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:55 am

XorCist wrote:is this something that is kickstarter-able?

But what would SSK do for stretch goals?

Personalized ALL CAPS message? Upvotes for life? Trolling the TR user of your choice?
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:04 pm

I don't think this would be able to run on Kickstarter since that is more for products of some sort.. but I think Kiva or some other micro-finance/donation site may work.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Indiegogo accepts charitable kickstarter-like projects. You may want to check there.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:52 pm

You are welcome Josh...aka SSK......how you came up with sweatshopking is beyond me :)
Ya never know you could have won. I am really rooting for your daughters village. I wish i could do more besides offering hard labor.
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:13 pm

@ shaq, i'll be in touch
@vargis, i made it when i ran a sweatshop in africa.
i'm working on some ideas, i'll be buggin you guys soon!
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:22 pm

This was an awesome project SSK, rarely does one get an opportunity to make a difference whilst perusing the net'. Thank you for the chance.

And hey, if you're ever up to the city, PM me, I'd love to take you for an ale!
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Re: get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTUR

Postposted on Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:43 am

Gentlemen, we fought hard, but in the end, we didn't quite get the votes we needed. I just received an email from rogers saying we didn't get first place. Somebody will follow up with me in the next month in regards to other details. I'll keep you guys posted, and thank you all again for everything you guys did. You've really been amazing.

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