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And now a brief word from your graphics coder...

Good evening, lovelies!

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support! Those of you who offered and bid, those of you who linked people here, and those of you who put in a good word for us when we needed it the most. As I'm not the mod in charge of keeping stats, I can't give an accurate total of how much money the community has raised so far, but I assure you it's a fair chunk of change and those along the Gulf Coast are very grateful to have it.

Thank you so much for helping our beautiful country! ;~;

As you all know, we have just completed the last set of auctions. (If you haven't confirmed your donation with us yet, please do so as soon as possible!) Our community has run its course, the leak has been successfully plugged, and we have achieved much of what we set out to do. Now, it's time to pass the torch. If you still have room in your hearts, time on your hands, and a penchant for bidding on fandom items, please help_pakistan


According to last week's reports from the Associated Press:

The number of people suffering from the massive floods in Pakistan could exceed 13 million — more than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the United Nations said Monday.

The death toll in each of those three disasters was much higher than the 1,500 people killed so far in the floods that first hit Pakistan two weeks ago. But the U.N. estimates that 13.8 million people have been affected — over 2 million more than the other disasters combined.



Ladies and gentlemen, there's still work to be done and love to be given. Let's all lend a hand to our brothers in Pakistan! ♥


ETA: I've been told we've raised something like $5500 in total as of right now. Way to go, team!

Donation Confirmation: Auction #3

To all offerers: thank you very much! This auction wouldn't have been possible without you! With the auction now at its end, the bidders can start making their donations and confirming to you.

When they do, we'd be very grateful if you left us a note in this post to confirm that they have donated and the amount they donated, using this little template:



This is also an appeal to the offerers from the first and second auction post: if you have not confirmed your donation yet please do so asap in this thread for Auction #1 and here for Auction #2! If you are an Auction #1 or Auction #2 offerer and still have not heard from your bidder, please contact one of the mods. Again, this is for Auctions #1 and #2, not the current auction.

Thank you all so much for your help! You were amazing!

PLEASE READ - Auction Closing Procedure

PLEASE READ - Auction Closing Procedure

Please read this post through completely before asking questions.


What will happen?

Bidding ends tomorrow August 14th at 0:00 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time/US East Coast timezone - the current timezone in New York City) or 4 am UTC (beware: this is 5 am for people in the UK due to Daylight Savings Time) on August 15th. To prevent bids from being shown after that, the community will be screened. Any bids not shown in the community don’t count.

If you are unsure about how much time you have left, you can find a countdown clock here.

Note for offerers: If anyone bids on your offer after the community gets screened, you will get the notification in your inbox if you have notifications turned on. However, the bid does not count anymore. Please disregard any bids placed after the community has been screened.

After a while, the community will be unscreened and the mods will start sending out notifications to the winning bidders. This might take some time.

 

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If there are any conflicts, please contact one of the mods on either our personal accounts or the main gan_mods  account. We will try to resolve the situation as quickly and civilly as possible.
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FANTASTIC NEWS, FOLKS!!

According to this article from Yahoo!News, the Deepwater Horizon Spill is now in the last stages of being plugged.


This is great news for the wildlife at sea!! However, there's a long way to go onshore, where cleanup efforts will continue--and where fishermen have lost an entire summer's worth of income. Let's make one last push for those who will need a hand to get back on their feet! The second leg has raised $3800 for the people and animals in need (and some of you out there, you know who you are, please contact your bidder or offerer, as applicable, so we can confirm the rest of the bids and push our total for the first and second legs over $5500); let's push for $5000 total for this leg!


Although the leak is finally, hopefully, behind us, Gulf families are now looking at trying to repair their finances just in time for kids to be heading back to school, which will require new clothes for younger kids and supplies for all ages, and regardless of age everyone has to put food on the table. What we are doing here does make an impact, so let's make it as big an impact as possible!!


EDIT: A member of LiveJournal staff sent me an e-mail and told me that the charitable gull and turtle V-gift we released raised an additional $500 for the Emergency Oil Spill Fund started by the National Wildlife Federation, bringing our current total to $5253.95! Thank you to everyone who purchased our symbol of hope so that next year we will see real gulls and real turtles in the Gulf again!
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Charity organizations

Sometimes it's hard to decide which charity to donate to. This post contains all the charity organizations listed in the sidebar, with some more info and their rating at Charity Navigator to help you make that choice!

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If I've made any mistakes, feel free to point them out in the comments. We're always looking for other charity organizations we might have missed, so if there's an organization you feel belongs on this list, let us know here!
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Auction post #3 - Audio & Media

Audio & Media Post

In this post you can auction AUDIO & MEDIA. If you want to offer music videos, fanmixes, podfics, original music, … This is the post for you!

Please post every offer as a separate comment, and use the following template:




This set of auctions will end 14 August 2010. Deadline for delivery, unless bidders and offerers work out something privately, is 10 September 2010. We'd really like to get items to the bidders as soon as possible, so please try to stick to the given date.


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FAQ | Literary Auctions | Graphics Auctions | Craft Auctions | Misc. Auctions | Art Auctions


Let the bidding begin! Let's make a difference for those on the Coast!
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Auction post #3 - Graphics

Graphics Post

This post is for digitally created graphic design work and web design work! Icons, banners, layouts, etc. are all welcome. Please direct any drawn artwork (such as paintings and digital illustrations) to the art post.

Post each auction listing as a new comment, and use the following template:




This set of auctions will end 14 August 2010. Deadline for delivery, unless bidders and offerers work out something privately, is 10 September 2010. We'd really like to get items to the bidders as soon as possible, so please try to stick to the given date.


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Let the bidding begin! Let's make a difference for those on the Coast!
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Auction post #3 - Crafts

Crafts Post

This post is for hand-made crafts auctions. Anything you would find in the hand-made section of etsy (such as jewelry, an embroidered bag, or a hand-made dress) is welcome! Please direct any drawn artwork (such as paintings and digital illustrations) to the art post.

Post each auction listing as a new comment, and use the following template:




This set of auctions will end 14 August 2010. Deadline for delivery, unless bidders and offerers work out something privately, is 10 September 2010. We'd really like to get items to the bidders as soon as possible, so please try to stick to the given date.


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Let the bidding begin! Let's make a difference for those on the Coast!
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Auction #3: Miscellaneous Auctions

Misc. Auctions

This post is for auctioning anything that doesn't fit into the other posts categories. For instance, gently used store-bought goods (clothing, shoes, books, etc.) are welcome here.

Post each auction listing as a new comment, and use the following template:





This set of auctions will end 14 August 2010. Deadline for delivery, unless bidders and offerers work out something privately, is 10 September 2010. We'd really like to get items to the bidders as soon as possible, so please try to stick to the given date.


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Let the bidding begin! Let's make a difference for those on the Coast!
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Auction #3: Art Auctions

Art Auctions

This post is for the auctioning of drawn art commissions. All fanart and original art, whether it be created by hand or created digitally, is welcome here. However, please direct all craft commissions (such as jewelry, sewing, embroidery, etc.) to the crafts post. All graphics (such as icons, banner, layouts) should be posted in the graphics post.

Post each auction listing as a new comment, and use the following template:






This set of auctions will end 14 August 2010. Deadline for delivery, unless bidders and offerers work out something privately, is 10 September 2010. We'd really like to get items to the bidders as soon as possible, so please try to stick to the given date.


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