12 hours ago
Monday, October 1, 2012
Wounded Warrior Benefit Raises Nearly 200,000 Lindens
Donations rose steadily throughout the event. As of 6:15PM, 64,500 Lindens had been raised, which became 70,500 L in four minutes, and nine minutes after that 83,400 Lindens. At times, Frets Nirvana, who helped organize the event, stepped in, offering to match donations made by a certain time, "Ok, let's try this, five people give 1k, I will match with 5k."
Attendance was somewhat lower that night than some previous benefits. This may have been due to technical difficulties as yours truly froze a few times, eventually crashed, and had some trouble getting back online. But that didn't stop the fundraising. The last hour had both Jack Kinagree (Zorch Boomhauer) & Lexi Smith (Lexi Luan). They played for an extra ten minutes for last-minute donations to come in, "Great show Lexie and Zorch."
The final total, at least as of 9:15, was 193, 500 Lindens. Frets was thanked for his efforts here, "Frets as always, such a wonderful evening, thank you for bringing so much wonderful talent here to our vets' center, and supporting our Wounded Warriors."
For more on the Wounded Warrior Project, check: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/