That this would even be possible absolutely blows my mind, but it’s come up a time or three throughout this September Month of Giving and today we are going to address it in this post, as well as in the post for later on. You may think this is a scam.
I’ve had to take a step back to wrap my head around this one because I can be a touch naive when it comes to stuff like this. Oh, I’m not an idiot. I know there are plenty of folks out there looking to take advantage of innocent people and that breaks my heart.
But that is simply not the case here. And I find it incredibly insulting that with the thousands of people (combined) who are known to the four families we are supporting this month, there are those who believe any one of them are attempting to scam anyone.
WOW. You think this is a scam…
That our thinking immediately goes to: SCAM for this kind of thing but a picture of horses needing to be rescued can be shared more than a million times on Facebook and no one thinks to check the phone numbers associated with it (SCAM, people…I almost fell for it, twice).
And I didn’t even ask anyone to donate any of their hard earned money to any of these campaigns in the beginning. I made it easy for everyone (or so I thought). I so believed in each and every one of the people we are supporting that I pledged up to $400 of my own money if only folks would do one simple thing – subscribe to Informed Sharing.
Did you think that was a scam?
Please tell me how so. I gave you all the ins and outs of subscribing; laid them all out in glorious detail. Heck, I even told you I didn’t care if you never read a darn thing. Though I hoped you would. I’m rather proud of what I write. Oh, I know not all of it is for every eyeball; it’s my job to entice you with the titles, remember?
But that’s not the point.
I’ve seen all the ridiculous things people waste (yes, I darn did say it) their money on all over the Internet. I’ve done it more than twice, myself. I’m not ashamed to admit that some of it might be a shade shy of scammy if you get right down to it. Yes, I’ve gotten taken in by people pretending to be good when they just plain weren’t…
But these are real people with real needs and we are letting them suffer for no good reason. They are hard working, regular people who got caught up in situations beyond their control and simply need a little leg up.
Not a scam, not taking advantage. I can vouch for each and every one of them. It’s not like I plucked them at random out of thin air and said, “oh, I think I’ll support THESE people, this month”. I KNOW these folks.
And I will continue to support them and do what I can for them through the end of September.
The more people who visit Informed Sharing, who read, like, share, and check out all that is happening around the site, DO contribute to what I am able to donate to these worthy causes – whether you subscribe or not.
You don’t have to believe me when I tell you this isn’t a scam. I know the truth. And that is what matters here if you have any doubt about them whatsoever; please put a little faith in me.
~ Thank You
Please Note: I fear because of some of the negativity this week that we are getting off track here. I want to point out that this is due in part to some of the harsh reality of what we are hearing during this September Month of GIVING. This breaks my heart. I tend toward the positive and believe it’s important to a person’s over all health and well being. However, these things must be addressed.
There are people running scams out there, through various fundraisers. While it does make us all leery to give, I can assure you once again, the people we are supporting here at Informed Sharing, through these four Go Fund Me campaigns:
…are not scammers. If you would like to contribute to their cause in ANY way, whether financially or in some other capacity, please don’t hesitate to contact me or go directly to their Go Fund Me pages for more information. Thank You!
…and stay tuned, later we’ll be talking about 8 ways to verify the legit factor!
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