Well, guys, January is over and the Emergency Fund has collected more contributions thanks to Napsauce's lovely and amazing GroupEats cookbook!
Right now we have over $700 in reserve, but there have been no more applicants since I last posted - it looks like you guys are avoiding emergencies lately, and that is a wonderful thing! I just wanted to update you all on the fund and its status.
Thank you all once again for your generous contributions! You are wonderful.
The GroupThink Emergency Fund was created in late October 2013. It was first inspired when longtime member KillerMartinis made an offhanded comment about her electricity being turned off. I (greenheart) started a call for GT members to donate $5 a person to help out, and within 3 hours we'd collected 6 times the amount of the power bill. With the remainder, GT opted to create an emergency fund to help out its members in times of need.
For more information on the fund, visit our website, http://www.groupthinklove.org. To contribute, visit our GoFundMe page or send any donation amount through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view the guidelines for requesting and receiving aid, see the original post here. To request assistance, please email us at email@example.com.