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Old 10-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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I had a good long time friend lose his battle with cancer today at the young age of 43. he has spent the last 80 days in the hospital in and out of ICU. This has left a large amount of medical bills for the family. I want to help in any way I can and I was thinking of raffling off like a $500 gift certificate with tickets being 10 or 20 bucks each with 100% of the proceeds going to the family. I wanted to see if there was any interest in this before i mention it to the family. you would be able to buy as many tickets as you want or even just donate to the family. Please let me know if you would be interested in doing this and if it is ok with the family I will proceed.

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:24 AM
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We have decided to proceed with this event. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar counts. Even if you would like to donate a couple small products to add to the raffle, lures, t shirts, hats out whatever else your company may offer. Please contact me with product donations by email at flmarineplastics@gmail.com Here is a link for the thread with all the details on making a donation. You can donate in any denomination, even a dollar. Every 10 dollar increment gets you a ticket for the raffle.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ty-raffle.html

Thank you to all that have donated already.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:02 AM
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bought 3...thought I would bump this while I'm at it....IT's very touching John that you're helping this family..
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Thank you very much for the donation and the bump. I feel that the family needs to take time to grieve and not worry about the financial burden. I am hoping together we can help take some of the financial burden off of the family and give them the time they need to just be together and support each other.
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Anything anyone can do would help guys.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:57 AM
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Guys check out the original thread and see all the products added to the raffle from cool water products, boe marine, coastal night lights, victory lures and more.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...ty-raffle.html
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Thank you very much for the product donations and the ticket sales so far. It is very appreciated and will help more than you can imagine.
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Thank you to all that have donated so far. Let's keep it going. It's for a great cause and there are a lot of great products to be won in the raffle.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:43 AM
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Letter to the skeptics

First off I want to thank everyone for the donations so far. We are still a long ways from our goal. We have close to 2500.00 in products that have been added and I would love to see that amount in ticket sales. I think that the level of dishonesty in this world has caused people to be skeptical. I have revived a lot of messages from people and emails making a lot of accusations since I started this. Some of them are: Seems like you are making this up to plug your business, How do we know people aren't giving you products for you to keep so you advertise their business for them, How do we even know you are giving them the money, how do we know you will actually give away the products and not just keep them, etc. The list definitely goes on. I have probably received more messages like this then I have four payment notifications. The PayPal link that you are donating through specifically says donation on my PayPal account. I have no problem doing a screen shot and showing people( of course with the names blurred out of the people that have donated) this way you can see the totals yourself. Along with that when the time comes I will show the totals matching with a certified bank check that I give to Mike's wife. Right now we are at exactly 400.00 in sales. If anyone wants to see proof just ask instead of accusing me of using my friends death as a way to promote my business. Sorry for the rant but I have had enough and needed to vent.
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