I will make this short and sweet.
By now, many of you know about Brenda’s recent hardships. You probably also know that I’ve set up a GoFundMe account for her, located in my sidebar. If you’re not familiar with Brenda’s story, here’s an excerpt from her GoFundMe account:
‘My name is Doreen and I’m creating this GoFundMe account on behalf of a friend.
A friend I’ve never met.
Allow me to explain.
About three years ago I stumbled upon Brenda’s blog, ‘Cozy Little House‘ . Like many home and garden blogs, Brenda provided practical and useful advice. But her blog was different. Brenda’s writing was compelling. So much so that after discovering it I spent the next two weeks reading EVERY. SINGLE. POST…all 500+ of them…something I had never done before nor since.
Brenda’s life, one which she shares openly, reads like a novel and is proof positive that truth is stranger than fiction. She writes from the heart and shares her unbelievable true-life stories with her readers. By doing so, she has helped many come out of darkness and depression.
As a baby, she was sold by her mother and raised in less than ideal circumstances. She spent her youth with families that didn’t want her. She found herself pregnant, alone, and nearly homeless at 17, but somehow managed to fight her way out of what seemed like a hopeless situation.’
To read the rest of the story, go here.
Many of you reading this have blogs. I would love it if you would put the GoFundMe donate button on your blog, and maybe write a quick post about it too. If you’re on Blogger, here are the instructions as provided to me:
1) Sign into your blogger account
2) Click on your blog name to go to the dashboard
3) Click on the Layout tab
4) Click “Add Gadget” where you would like the widget to appear. Here is a screenshot: http://screencast.com/t/Go2KWrnCZavj
6) Choose a Title and copy and paste the code there before pressing “Save”
Here is the code you need:
<a target=”_blank” style=”border:none;” href=”http://www.gofundme.com/vg36h4?utm_medium=wdgt” title=”Visit this page now.”><img style=”border:none;” src=”https://funds.gofundme.com/css/3.0_donate/green/widget.png”></a>
And that’s it! Your widget will now appear on the blog.
If you’re on WordPress like I am, just use the same code and add a text widget. If you have any questions or issues, let me know.
I know many of you either don’t have Twitter or Facebook accounts, or you’re like me and rarely use them. How about making an exception and sharing this on whatever social media accounts you have that are active? Now is not the time to be shy or complacent. Nothing much will happen if we don’t work together, but if we do, anything is possible.
Can you imagine how awesome it would be if we helped Brenda realize her dream?? For years she has helped many of us, giving unselfishly of her time and expertise. Now it’s our turn to give back.
Let’s make this happen!