The Mansion gofundme van campaign passed the $8,000 mark today, it is now at $8,125. I can sniff the goal line now, and I will make certain you get to see what your money has done, I will take some van rides with the residents. We only need $1, 875 more dollars to meet the goal of $10,000, the Mansion owner is putting up the other $10,000.
This is one of the most rewarding projects I have ever been involved with. A van is a lifetime for people who live in assisted care, it connects them with the outside world, their doctors, families, field trips, visits to parks. I am exploring getting the Mansion residents to a play at Hubbard Hall, but without the van we have no way of getting them there.
They hope to re-visit my farm and see others farms and parks but their van is collapsing, they have to have a new one. Word of the possible van purchase – the owner say she hopes to purchase it by the end of next week – is circulating among the residents. They are excited.
Me too. The Army of Good is righteous, not self-righteous. We do not argue or divide, we just try and do good. You can follow the gofundme campaign here.
I appreciate the democratic spirit of crowdsourcing. Large numbers of people contribute small amounts of money, they know exactly where it goes and what for. This makes me feel strong and proud, and also hopeful. People want to do good, given the chance. You will never see this story on the news, but it is a big story in the hearts and souls of so many people.
Thank you for your generosity. And for your compassion. At a time when so many hearts seem to be turning to stone, your hearts are turning to gold. We are almost there.
(The Mansion is a Medicaid assisted care facility in Cambridge, N.Y., a loving community of souls at the edge of life, yet so very much alive.)