It is with great joy that I write to tell you we have reached our goal…a day early! We have officially raised over $10,000 for Erika and her family in the seven days since the fire.
The words Thank You seem really insufficient here, but I don’t know what else to say. You are the most wonderful group of people – and you have the most generous family and friends who helped us, dollar by dollar, to cross the finish line.
There is no doubt that Erika, Tom and Tim have a long road ahead of them, but I know that the support from the blogging community has helped them – not just monetarily, but also emotionally. Try to imagine if you lost everything in a fire, and hundreds, maybe thousands of people you had never met banded together and came to your aid. $10,000 along with hundreds of e-mails and comments – all with the same message: We are here for you! What an outpouring of love and support. As I said in my last post, we can no longer call each other strangers.
I don’t know about you all, but I am bursting with pride. And my heart is warmed by the events of this past week. I hope a lot of you are coming to Blogher Food in a few weeks. We hope to meet you. And give you a hug and thank you in person for your support.
With much love and respect,
Maggy and Alice