Thank you all for your generous donations!
Solar Cross considers this a success. We will leave this page open for a few more days, but have started a new campaign to help Occupy Sandy, which has been active in getting supplies to people in the poorest, hardest hit neighborhoods of New York. Donations can be made via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Hurricane Relief". If we can find a good place to donate aid to Haiti, we will funnel some money there, as well.
Meanwhile, here is an update from Miriam's Kitchen themselves:
Our original campaign message below:
The money for this campaign will help Miriam's Kitchen of Washington DC buy sleeping bags, warm clothes, hypothermia kits and other necessities, along with feeding people, as they do all year long, but which is especially important in these times.
David Salisbury of Firefly House is our contact at Miriam's Kitchen. First responder Peter Dybing has been sent to Washington DC and will provide us with updates.
If we raise $3,000 (or more) this week, Solar Cross Temple will start another campaign to help food banks and/or first responders in New Jersey and NYC next week.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support fundraising efforts. If you check the "cover fees" box, 100% of your donation will go to Miriam's Kitchen, at only a small additional cost of 7.5% to you.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!