Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Spirit of America Blogger Challenge - the last chance 

A very warm Australian thank you (I mean it; yesterday we had 36 degrees Celsius in Brisbane and the summer hasn't even started) to all of you my very generous readers who donated to the Spirit of America's Blogger Challenge to help American troops help Iraqis help themselves on the grassroots level where it really counts.

Not much more time to go - the Challenge will close at midnight, 15 December, your time in America - so if you haven't done so already, or maybe if you had but want to do the good thing twice - please consider donating.

You, the readers, have so far raised
$1310 through Chrenkoff. It's a great effort!

As Spirit of America's Jim Hake, who together with Omar and Mohammed of Iraq the Model blog met with President Bush for half an hour recently, relates:
"About half way into the meeting the President said to Omar and Mohammed, 'I want you two to know that we are going to stay until the job is done. It doesn't matter what the rest of the world says. It doesn't matter what the UN says. We are going to stay until the job is done. It's important that your country knows that.' It was a powerful and moving moment."
And while we're staying there, your money can make a real difference to lives of ordinary Iraqis - so keep it coming for the next 24 hours.


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