OK so by now you may have seen the massive number of pictures cataloging the cleanup effort at shop. I want to once again thank all the people who came out with so much labor. I have made a spreadsheet cataloging the number of hours invested since Tuesday and they are nearing 120 hours. This is so incredible. Thanks to the member and friends of the space we are getting this in order.
Last night, I made an appeal video and we started an Paypal Donation system. People who choose to donate directly to us can use the button. They will not get tax deduction status from this, but they could get a letter if they go through the FCAC Recovery Campaign. In fact a friend of mine made a donation because she didn't want to go through IndieGogo. I have submitted these links to Hackaday, Linz at Sparkfun, and the Make Magazine Blog editors. They we blasted on FB too. Please share them and If you have another place to send the appeal please let me know.
Today Steve Kell was rehabbing the Vex kits, keep your fingers crossed that they are able to be started. Here a couple of photos: https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/110697311190694136357/albums/6009737399526244257
FCAC is hosting an event on Friday night. It is in the series of the Hot Glass Cold Brew events that I have been looking to get us involved in for some time. Because of the recent events they want to try to raise awareness and funding for all the neighbors. I was asked by the FCAC Board to assemble a wish list for us and get it to them pronto. Ask for access as soon as you can because we need submit the list as soon as possible. Let's put down everything we lost. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KuwDSho3TsLS-7plAmIuZy-Djft4eCmdhn7abBp2W2E/edit?usp=sharing
FCAC is going to be pushing the Indie Gogo at the event on Friday with iPads ready to hand over to get donations on Friday. I believe we could get a table if we asked and have some laptops up with our buttons. Can we think of anything we can whip out to giveaway if people make donations on the spot? Boy it would good if we knew someone with a laser cutter, time, and materials.. hint! If we made those tokens like you did before Jon with a special message about being a special donor, that would probably suffice.
OK let's hear your ideas... I can see that you read this stuff, write me back... I am a lonely old man. ;)