My dear friend and blogging buddy Valorie of the Visual Vamp needs our help! She and her beloved husband Alberto (I met them both this summer and they are delightful!) were traveling to Canada to give one of their many tango workshops… While in the airport Alberto was struck with a massive heart attack, and though he has been in recovery, he needs to get home to have a serious open heart surgery. Alberto needs to be Medivaced home and that shit costs TONS of money. You can read about it HERE.
Its amazing how in times of need, bloggers can join together to help people they have never even met! I was going to say “people they dont even know” but that isnt true… The blogging world is a very close community and I believe we have bonds that go beyond meeting in person! I know its so nerdy that I have virtual friendships… but I’m proud that I do.
I was so happy to learn that Laura of Decor to Adore is organizing an online auction fundraiser to help Valorie and Alberto get home… All participating bloggers are donating items to be auctioned off…
Here is how it works:
All fantastic and creative bloggers can decide what they would like to donate. The sky is the limit~ it can be a craft, home decor, delicious edibles, books, jewelry, art, etc.
Everyone will write a post to appear on their own blog Friday, November 5th. It will describe your donated item, the approximate value, and then anyone can leave a bid for your item by leaving a comment. The auction will go on all weekend. The winning bid for your donated item will be announced on Monday, November 8th and then shipped to the winner. All monies from the winning bid will go to helping Valorie and Alberto return home. There is a special pay pal account set up: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who dont have blogs, please bid and buy items and of course, you can also donate money directly to their family by using the above paypal address….
I am donating a painting from my etsy shop… Its a 24″ x 36″ painting entitled Black Dots and is valued at $250.
You guys now leave comments of how much you would donate to win the painting and the highest bidder gets the painting. You then paypal the money to Valorie and I send you the painting.
You get a piece of art AND you help a family in need…. WIN/WIN!!!!
Thank you all! And I hope we raise enough money to get Alberto home safely!