Convention Focuses on Gulf States

I know that conventions are about fundraising, but this one is clearly about a different kind of fundraising.  Clearly the focus this week is on the plight of those in the Gulf states and as a result, each delegation is working hard with various charities to raise money to help those in the greatest need.  Our delegation is working with Rebuilding Together, a non-profit that brings volunteers and communities together to rehabilitate the homes of low-income homeowners.  This group takes not only money but “in kind” donations so if you have lumber or concrete or tools to donate, they will coordinate the transport of those to the areas in need. Delegates have also been helping out with the phone banks and one of my colleagues was there after Cindy McCain’s speech when they raised over $1 million dollars in just a couple of hours.  So I guess when we talk about fundraising this week it is not for the party but for Americans!  So if you are reading this and watching the flooding down south go the link for rebuildingtogether.org and donate today.

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