What I love most about the writing community is how quickly they set time aside to help others out. Seriously! These wonderful people have come through with their awesome talents and services to raise money to help those affected by some of the worse disasters to date!
Today is not different. I learned via Rach Writes that a group of writers have banded together to raise money to send to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which is helping the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and the long rode ahead of them as they clean up the city and get the people back on the rode to recovery and healing. Visit Jen Malone Writes to learn more about the auction she has organized and check out all the cool things up for bid. :)
Here's how it will work:Choose any (or all) auctions below to bid on, using the comment box. If you would like to bid, check the highest bid in the comment box and bid a higher dollar amount along with your contact information (either email, Twitter or Facebook info will work). The auction will close on Wednesday November 7th at 5 pm EST and bids coming in after this date and time will be voided. Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared at that time to donate the bid amount directly to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Forward your receipt to me and I will put you in touch with the person who donated the service. It will be up to you and the donating party to determine a reasonable timeline in which to redeem your prize if it is a service such as a critique.
So let's all do our part and give to this wonderful cause! Even if you don't win a bid, please consider donating to the Red Cross or any organization that is on the ground helping our East coast neighbors.