Disaster Aid and Terminal Alliance Giveaway
ETA: Congratulations to Mel, chosen by the Random Number Generator to win the ARC of Terminal Alliance. And thank you to everyone who donated.
Two weeks ago, Sophie received advance review copies of Terminal Alliance. I’ve been meaning to do a giveaway, but I was struggling to come up with a good way to do it.
Then I started seeing the damage reports come in from hurricanes and flooding. The devastation they’ve left in their wakes, and the devastation yet to come. A million people without power in Puerto Rico. Record-breaking rain and flooding in the southwest U.S. 41 million affected by flooding and landslides in South Asia.
And now I know how I want to do this giveaway. You want to win an autographed ARC of Terminal Alliance? There are two things you need to do.
- Donate to one of the organizations helping with disaster relief.
- Leave a comment saying you donated.
I don’t need receipts or anything like that. I trust you. And there’s no minimum donation, either. I know money is tight for a lot of people. If you can afford to give $100, great. If you can only afford $1, that’s great too. It adds up, and it all helps.
Here are some organizations to consider, though this is in no way a complete list.
- Houston Food Bank
- Islamic Relief USA
- United Methodist Committee on Relief
- Austin Pets Alive
- Global Giving
- Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross
I’ll draw one winner at random toward the end of next week.
September 7, 2017 @ 1:19 pm
I donated to the Texas Diaper Bank’s Harvey-related Amazon wishlist, and I would love to read Terminal Alliance early!
September 7, 2017 @ 1:25 pm
I donated to Houston Pets Alive through their PayPal link.
September 7, 2017 @ 1:37 pm
Austin Pets Alive!
September 7, 2017 @ 1:48 pm
I donated to Houston Food bank and last week I donated to a charity that was sending feminine hygene supplies.
September 7, 2017 @ 1:54 pm
Donated to the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross.
September 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
I donated to the American Red Cross, Americares, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Greater Houston Community Foundation, the SPCA of Texas, and Doctors Without Borders. My employer set up a special fund to match employee donations for disaster relief, and I just maxed out my share.
September 7, 2017 @ 2:53 pm
Donated to the SPCA of Texas, regular donor to International Red Cross and Doctors without Borders. Do those count?
Jim C. Hines
September 7, 2017 @ 3:03 pm
Diana – those absolutely count, thank you!
Zachary Aaron Krishef
September 7, 2017 @ 3:15 pm
Does giving tzedukah count?
Jim C. Hines
September 7, 2017 @ 3:18 pm
Zachary – I think so, as long as it’s going to hurricane/flood relief.
September 7, 2017 @ 3:47 pm
I bought cat litter for SPCA of Texas off of their Amazon wish list.
September 7, 2017 @ 3:52 pm
Donated to Barbuda Red Cross! Thanks for the link–didn’t have time to find it as I prep for Irma 🙁
Jim C. Hines
September 7, 2017 @ 3:53 pm
Mary – Thank you, and stay safe!
Zachary Aaron Krishef
September 7, 2017 @ 4:12 pm
Ah, okay! My synagogue set up a tzedakah fund for flood relief.
September 7, 2017 @ 4:19 pm
Donated to the American Red Cross when Harvey hit. Thank you – both for caring, and of course for the giveaway, too…
September 7, 2017 @ 4:50 pm
Red Cross, Houston SPCA, and a local shelter taking dogs from Texas to make room for the new dogs *in* Texas. (Book would be given to friend who works *in* a relief org, amusingly enough.)
September 7, 2017 @ 8:13 pm
I’d like to encourage people to give to international or national organizations – I know Texans in other hard-hit parts of Texas who are upset that so much of the aid is going specifically to Houston. I’d particularly like to recommend Portlight, http://www.portlight.org/ which helps people with disabilities in disaster areas, as well as working to teach inclusive disaster planning and fully accessible disaster services.
They have set up a hotline (800) 626-4959 to refer people with disabilities who may be in the affected areas to locate services and resources they may need.
September 7, 2017 @ 8:39 pm
Thank you for doing this and raising awareness 🙂 I was already a big fan of you and your work. Thanks for being a light in the crazy darkness of the world!
I donated to the Food Bank. I hope the cleanup process goes smoothly and swiftly.
September 7, 2017 @ 9:49 pm
Donated to a Diaper bank, people always need a place to put baby poop
September 7, 2017 @ 11:51 pm
Donated $15 to Golbal Giving Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
September 8, 2017 @ 12:00 am
I donated to both Houston Food Bank and Global Giving’s Harvey Relief Fund.
Cool Stuff Friday
September 8, 2017 @ 9:31 am
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September 8, 2017 @ 11:04 am
Donated to the Houston Food Bank. Thanks for the location specific links!
September 8, 2017 @ 1:04 pm
Donated food and cash to a work charity lunch which is sending the money to the Red Cross. (Also bought a $50 gift card from Penzey’s to be sent to a Harvey-impacted cook of their choosing, for which they are charging $25.)
September 8, 2017 @ 2:24 pm
I donated, thank you for doing this 🙂
September 8, 2017 @ 3:36 pm
I’ve donated to help the USVI (links to local organizations e.g. here: http://www.tobiasbuckell.com/devestation-in-the-us-and-british-virgin-islands-after-hurricane-irma-and-how-to-help/). Thank you.
September 8, 2017 @ 5:46 pm
I donated to UMCOR, partly because I’ve donated in the past, partly because they helped me after my house flooded here in southeast Louisiana last August. Those pictures out of Houston are heartbreakingly familiar to a lot of us around here.
September 9, 2017 @ 12:18 am
I donated to the American Red Cross. I’ll probably donate again during Tuesday’s telethon now that Irma is hitting Florida. I just thank God that we don’t get such disasters here in Ohio. Just the odd tornado or two.
September 9, 2017 @ 3:13 am
@mjkl: THANK YOU! I was thinking about the tons of retired folk in Florida and how tough the Irma evacuations must be for them, so am delighted to see there’s something specifically for that.
Clicked on their PayPal link.
September 9, 2017 @ 3:46 pm
Donated to Global Giving
September 9, 2017 @ 4:40 pm
Donated to St. John Rescue.
They also have a gofundme page.
September 9, 2017 @ 5:42 pm
September 9, 2017 @ 6:03 pm
Our town is a military town, Soldiers on their time off collected supplies and went to Houston to help. I donated supplies to their efforts. Our local Safeway collected funds that went to the Red Cross for relief efforts, and I donated there.
September 9, 2017 @ 10:50 pm
I gave to Americares Hurricane Relief Fund.
September 11, 2017 @ 9:21 pm
We threw some money at the American Red Cross.
(Thanks for this!)
September 13, 2017 @ 1:11 pm
I donated during last night’s telethon. Sending love to everyone effected by these storms!
September 14, 2017 @ 12:08 am
Safeway is putting a donation button up on the credit/debit machine screens, I saw this afternoon. Different amounts you can poke right there, no-brainer. (I never take these off my taxes, so I didn’t need a receipt or anything).
Links, Reminders, and Misc
September 14, 2017 @ 1:53 pm
[…] be drawing a winner of an autographed ARC of Terminal Alliance tomorrow! See http://www.jimchines.com/2017/09/disaster-aid-and-terminal-alliance-giveaway/ for details and to enter. (And HUGE thanks to everyone who’s already […]
Alex P. Berg
September 14, 2017 @ 1:55 pm
Donated to Tim Duncan’s USVI relief fund. Every little bit helps.
September 14, 2017 @ 8:37 pm
Made my tiny donation to Houston pets alive.
Kristin Evenson Hirst
September 14, 2017 @ 9:04 pm
Just donated to Austin Pets Alive