On October 31 of this year (2021) I will participate in the Cal Tri Newport Dunes Sprint triathlon. That particular race has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and I want to help raise money for the cause.
Here’s The Pitch
Not so long ago, Hurricane Florence introduced herself to Southeast North Carolina. She came bearing gifts: five feet of water on my property. For an entire year, my family and I lived in FEMA trailers. We were lucky. While spending the first night after evacuation in a shelter, I realized that so many of the other evacuees had it much worse than we did. We had a home (damaged and condemned but repairable) to return to when the waters receded. Many had nothing.
Did I feel guilt? No. I felt a sense of responsibility and a desire to make life better.
Please join me in support of Habitat For Humanity.
- They help people build their own houses.
- They revitalize neighborhoods.
- They help older adults age in place.
You don’t even have to spend any money. Keep reading.
Skin In The Game
And I’m not just asking for handouts. I’m putting some skin in the game.
Do you have horses? I will trim their hooves and donate 100% of the fee to Habitat up to October 24, 2021. Details are on the fundraising page. Unfortunately, my tools are at the ranch headquarters in New Mexico so your horses need to live near Farmington, NM or Durango, CO.
If your horses are too far away, let’s do a virtual trim. You donate $30, I pretend to trim your horse’s hooves and everyone’s happy. If you’re not ready to donate the full $30 trim fee, then consider donating $5 and you can pretend to trim my horse’s hooves.
Also each day that I don’t eat a donut or drink expensive coffee between August 15 and September 30, I’ll put in $1 toward my $300 goal. As if that’s not enough, for every distinct person who comments on this blog post between the same dates, I’ll donate $2 in their name (up to $100)1)Don’t worry. If you have to provide an email address to comment, I promise not to sell it or use it to build a mega database of contacts for marketing my… Nevermind. I don’t really market anything, so you have nothing to worry about. 🙂 . You can say whatever you want about anything (just keep it clean please).
Share The Love
If you know someone who might be interested in helping Habitat for Humanity, please share this post with them. Maybe you know a horse owner that needs a farrier. Perhaps you know someone who can leave a comment.
Until next time…
Stay to the right, pass on the left and keep on smiling
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