I won't bore you with all the details (unless you ask), but the plan to get the donation funds transferred on-line to Direct Relief in time for them to generate their own Tribute Card and send it directly to Tabrett hit several unforeseen hurdles. In short, I couldn't transfer directly from PayPal for the Tribute Gift Donation (*DRI software*grumble*) and have already spent several days trying to work around the problem via phone and email with DRI and haven't really gotten anywhere, so I'm falling back and punting (American football term. Sorry, our Int'l peeps)...
I ended up having to transfer the total collected from PayPal into my personal checking account and write a check to DRI myself. Not ideal, but I'm documenting this as well as I can so as to not confuse or concern anyone.
I'm asking DRI to send the Tribute Card to me instead and I'll add a page to the scrapbook highlighting the fund raising efforts and the results (!) and it'll probably be better than just getting a single card to Aus, anyway (LOL). It just won't, obviously, get there for Christmas, so I apologize for that. I did try. And I'm stressing to DRI to credit The Tabrett Bethell Appreciation Project to make sure I don't get all the credit, just cause it's my check!
I'll still post a pic of the card/receipt/whatever-acknowledgment-I-g
Anyway, I hope this is all cool with everybody. I want to get something back from DRI ASAP (too many acronyms!) that we can send off to Tab with everything else, and this was the least convoluted solution I could drum up...
And heads up: Next post, I'll include pics of some of the scrapbook pages!! :D
Happy Holidays one and all!
Toast a little egg nog to all our Project Awesomeness! ;)
Got this last night via email. :) It's just a short, probably automatic robot acknowledgment, but I'm glad to know for sure that they've gotten it!
Still looking for that Tribute Card(s) through the mail, though!!! Will post when I receive it...
Thank you so much for your donation.
All the millions of people we affect, not only world-wide, but right here in the US, from Santa Barbara to the east coast are truly thankful. Your donation is leveraged to help the largest number of people in the most effective way.
All the best to you and your family during this holiday season.
Jonathan R. Glasoe
Senior Development Officer
Direct Relief International