In less than 24 hours, Martavious Odoms' Hope for Pahokee Community Garden Kick Starter has raised approximately $4,000 dollars (from 99 new backers). It's now nearly at $20,000, with Tae specifiying an ultimate goal of $35,000. Since I've been watching, this is the biggest jump the campaign has received in any 24 hour period and I'm pretty sure we can thank the generosity of this community for a large chunk of that.
For those of you who don't know how KickStarter works, it is all or nothing - if the 35k mark isn't achieved, no money will be pledged to Hope for Pahokee as a result of this effort. So if you have the means and the desire, you can truly make a difference and help out one of our very own at the same time. Several posters in the previous thread mentioned alternative ways they would try to get the word out and hopefully those will help Tae bring this home as well!
I wanted to post this update mainly to make sure this pledge drive stays near the top of MGoBoard; hopefully having a daily update post won't offend anyone. If it does, particularly if it offends figures of authority on the site, I apologize and please feel free to remove.
Link to the Kick Starter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1021358459/hope-eating-from-garden-to-table-season-one?ref=live