Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wounded Warriors Bennefit Raises Almost 180,000 Lindens

On Sunday evening, the final Wounded Warriors concert at Veterans Isle took place. Every month, the sim holds a music bennefit for the charity, organized by musician Frets Nirvana.

It is my hope that everyone that can will come and support this great cause ...we are targeting sending $13000 RL to Wounded Warriors this year and this is our last chance to hit it. Year to date we have sent a little over $12000 to WWP. So we need to get those donation jars to at least 225k Linden on Sunday night , the equivalent of about $900 to hit $13000 in 2013. This is a high target but we have done it before. Second Life you can do it! And what a great way to end 2013, giving back to those who allow us to have holidays that are free and secure, with a total figure that matches the year! ...It would be a proud day in Second Life if we can meet that target of $13000 for 2013.

The schedule went with Paul Nowles at 5 PM SL time, Avantgarde Frequency at 6 PM, David Csiszer at 7 PM, and Frets Nirvana himself caping the event at 8 PM. Paul and Avantagarde filled in when two other musicians couldn't make it.

One complication for the event was that another musician, Quantamis Navarathna, had passed away, and the memorial concert in his honor was taking place that day, including for the first few hours for the benefit. There were some concerns that would cut into donations. But the bennefit was well attended anyway, and Frets was satisfied with the results.

We did it! Last night's Wounded Warriors benefits raised 178,435 Linden …and with the help of Riverboat and Seven Springs farm and some others in December we raised another 83,000 Linden. With all that we will be sending Wounded Warriors around $950 in December. That brings the total for 2013 to just a little over $13000!

Frets thanked the other musicians at the concert, as well as others.

 Thank you to Montana Ballard and the folks at Riverboat and Seven Springs farm. And of course thank you to all of the other artists in 2013 as well as the managers, venue owners, sim owners and support personnel who helped make this happen. Checkers Firelight, Dahlea Milena, Gjackie Winkler, Shady Fleming, Taira Vultee, the list goes on. My hope is we can continue this trend in 2014. The need here never stops. The folks that have put themselves in harms way for all of us have a lifelong challenge. Please keep up the support here folks. WE COULD NOT ENJOY MOMENTS LIKE WE HAVE IN SL WITHOUT THE SACRIFICES THEY MAKE!

Thank you all, this is the way to celebrate the New Year. Hopefully I have not missed anyone here. It is an honor to be involved.

So ends another year of Wounded Warrior events at Veterans Isle. And for 2014, the people involved are all set to do just as good, or better.

"Folks, it's been such a pleasure"

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit group devoted to "honor and empower wounded warriors" of the US Military. The Project's objective is to provide tangible support for the severely wounded and help them on the road to healing, both physically and mentally."

Bixyl Shuftan 

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