Contributions for the memorial fund in honor of Mrs. Servetus closed yesterday at midnight. I saved every notification from PayPal in a separate folder and tabulated each donation as they arrived. After double and triple checking, the final tally was $762.50 (U.S. dollars). (Told ya this was enough to buy an iDevice).
As you know, RA has four charities on his JustGiving page. The winning charity was chosen by the scientific process of closing my eyes and pointing a finger at the screen. The finger landed on – The Salvation Army. So the entire amount went to this charity. For transparency sake, here is the receipt:
Here is the entry posted to RA’s message page:
I want to thank FedoraLady who helped brainstorm the idea as well as all the others who helped pass the word:
It’s amazing when people can come together at times like these. I’m proud to be part of such a community.