Monday, October 1, 2012

Wounded Warrior Benefit Raises Nearly 200,000 Lindens

 On Sunday night, September 30th, Patriot Island hosted their monthly Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert. From about 4PM SL time to just after 9PM (7 to Midnight EST) Singers included Waya Snowpaw, PonDman Haalan, Anj Gustafson, and Jack Kinagree & Lexi Smith.

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:

Bixyl Shuftan

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