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Fellow ePluribi, I need your help

Please read: The following request is from Timroff, a member of the ePluribus Media community. Originally posted 2009-06-15 10:00:07 -0400; I've FP'd it and adjusted some of the WYSIWYG formatting. Thank you. -- GH

I was going to write that I don't ask for a lot, but I realized that's not exactly true. In the last year I've asked you to donate to Feeding America and do something to help out your local food program or homeless shelter. I asked you to go and entertain voters waiting in long lines on Election Day. I asked you to help spread information coming out of Texas as Hurricane Ike rolled through Galveston and Houston, And I asked you to donate your time and money to Netroots For the Troops at Netroots Nation 2008 in Austin

Now I have another request.

Today is the deadline for applicants for Democracy For America's Netroots Nations 2009 Scholarships. Winners will be announced Friday, but I need your help now.

As many of you know, I was laid off last April, and am now working to build a large greenhouse in my hometown to grow low-cost vegetables for low-income families. Needless to say, the cost of attending Netroots Nation '09 in Pittsburgh is well above my means. But if I can't make it to NN'09, then I can't help coordinate the building of 300 Care Packages with Netroots For The Troops. I can't help lead a Saturday Night Hootenanny and Open Mic Extravaganzapalooza. I won't be able to participate in Pastor Dan's Sunday Morning Service, and I won't be able to participate in discussions about food policy and agriculture. But, if I were to get a scholarship, I could make all these things happen.

And I promise I'll post pictures and play requests at the Hootenanny.

The NFTT Shopping List For Care Packages!

That is, what we've got, what we're waiting for, and what we can still use.

After the flip, I’m going to start with the list of things that we’re still waiting to get, followed by items that we’ve already purchased, and the things that have been promised but are still awaiting arrival.

And while I’m talking about purchasing, let me note that we’re still taking donations and currently have about $1,300 left in the bank awaiting our big shopping day on Friday.

NFTT: Seminar Guests, Volunteers and More!

Netroots For The TroopsAs you may know, Netroots For The Troops, a collaborative effort by members of the Daily Kos, IGTNT and Mojo Friday communities, will be holding a Special Event/Seminar at Netroots Nation on Saturday, July 19th from 2 PM to 4 PM.

We are pleased to announce some special guests with an important and unique perspective on the topic of Troop Care Packages who will be joining us to talk about both the past and the future:

Netroots For The Troops: Six (free or inexpensive) Ways You Can Help

For the last few weeks, the IGTNT and Mojo Friday communities have been asking you to help them with Netroots For The Troops -- a project planned for Netroots Nation 2008 in Austin, July 17-20 -- that hopes to send 101 troop care packages to American soldioers curently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan