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    Christmas Giving

    This thread may get nuked, if so I understand.

    Every year I try to give something to someone that really needs it. Not the Salvation Army or anything that will take a chunk, just something that will help someone that has real problems that aren't his making.

    Well, this hasn't been a banner year for me after my June adventure so I'm not giving nearly as much as usual.

    Recently I ran across a man who is a gun owner, a hunter, a supporter of the 2nd Amendment and is confined to a wheelchair, who depends on deer for much of his food for the year. He gets minimal Social Security and nothing else.

    For those that don't know, due to a lot of factors, disease, coyotes and I strongly believe, over hunting, deer kills are way down in a lot of areas. Since his hunting is dependent mostly on organized hunts, he can't just stroll out when he has time like the rest of us and he's come up short so far.

    Other hunters have donated deer to him but I picked him for a small cash donation to be sent to the organizer of one of those hunts.

    I know cash is tight now, believe me I know.....but if anyone is interested in sending five or ten dollars, PM me and I'll tell you where to send it.

    Sorry, no paypal account.
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    Extending the hand of brotherhood to a fellow gunny is never off topic, no matter what the season.

    Many of us have seen hard times made easier by the generousity of others. Pass it on I shall. Please remind him that he will never be alone.
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    If you can possibly set up a paypal account for this, I will be the first to send what little I can to it.
    I'm even willing to set one up if it would help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_dazzle23 View Post
    If you can possibly set up a paypal account for this, I will be the first to send what little I can to it.
    I'm even willing to set one up if it would help.
    You can trust peter nap with your check (if you still know where yours are ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by J_dazzle23 View Post
    If you can possibly set up a paypal account for this, I will be the first to send what little I can to it.
    I'm even willing to set one up if it would help.
    Too little time to set up a dedicated link and bank account - peter nap and the hunters have targeted 12/20 as the giving day.

    I have an existing PayPal account that you may use for this if you wish. I will hand the funds to Peter in cash.

    PM me for details/address if this works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Too little time to set up a dedicated link and bank account - peter nap and the hunters have targeted 12/20 as the giving day.

    I have an existing PayPal account that you may use for this if you wish. I will hand the funds to Peter in cash.

    PM me for details/address if this works for you.
    Thanks Grape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Too little time to set up a dedicated link and bank account - peter nap and the hunters have targeted 12/20 as the giving day.

    I have an existing PayPal account that you may use for this if you wish. I will hand the funds to Peter in cash.

    PM me for details/address if this works for you.
    PM sent.

    stay safe.
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    If a few more people would skip a box of ammo or dinner out, we could help make someone's Christmas a little lot brighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    If a few more people would skip a box of ammo or dinner out, we could help make someone's Christmas a little lot brighter.
    PM sent.
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    Come on guys and gals. I know times are tight, but give a little bit please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Come on guys and gals. I know times are tight, but give a little bit please.
    PM sent

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    Just a note - big or little, it all adds up and the emotional support adds up too.
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    PM sent. Happy to share a little goodwill for the guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    PM sent. Happy to share a little goodwill for the guy.
    Appreciate it much.

    I sincerely doubt that there is any group that pulls together better than my brothers and sisters here on OCDO. I get a lump in my throat....I really do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Appreciate it much.

    I sincerely doubt that there is any group that pulls together better than my brothers and sisters here on OCDO. I get a lump in my throat....I really do.
    Grapeshot, thanks for setting this up. I hadn't planned on a Paypal account but looks like it'll be a great help.

    Fellows, I missed a couple of PM's which I'll respond to tonight....sorry!

    I have two windows to get this to the recipient. One on the 20th and one on the 2nd I think.

    Thanks to everyone involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    Grapeshot, thanks for setting this up. I hadn't planned on a Paypal account but looks like it'll be a great help.

    Fellows, I missed a couple of PM's which I'll respond to tonight....sorry!

    I have two windows to get this to the recipient. One on the 20th and one on the 2nd I think.

    Thanks to everyone involved.
    Will anticpate meeting with you somewhere early on the 20th and will keep the thread/gifts active until Dec 30th.

    Let me know if anything needs to be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Appreciate it much.

    I sincerely doubt that there is any group that pulls together better than my brothers and sisters here on OCDO. I get a lump in my throat....I really do.
    Agreed. I love seeing threads where the forum members pull together to help someone.

    On a separate note this is a great opportunity. A personal issue of mine is struggling with finding charitable causes. I hate the idea of giving a buck to a "popular" charity and $0.70 of it going to administrative salaries and what not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    Agreed. I love seeing threads where the forum members pull together to help someone.

    On a separate note this is a great opportunity. A personal issue of mine is struggling with finding charitable causes. I hate the idea of giving a buck to a "popular" charity and $0.70 of it going to administrative salaries and what not.
    Some as high as $0.98 !!
    http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/

    The really good ones are listed here and you can research by categories.

    It is impossible to beat our 100% of funds going to the intended target, but in fairness there is no tax write off. I do prefer giving close to heart and home and Peter Nap's Christmas Giving satisfies that + makes it very personal.....we are the richer for it.
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    PM Sent in a former message strand. There have been those on this forum who helped us out when we needed.

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    Three days left to be part of this before Christmas. Sharing what we have is what we do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Three days left to be part of this before Christmas. Sharing what we have is what we do.
    Count me in - PM sent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Too little time to set up a dedicated link and bank account - peter nap and the hunters have targeted 12/20 as the giving day.

    I have an existing PayPal account that you may use for this if you wish. I will hand the funds to Peter in cash.

    PM me for details/address if this works for you.

    Grape,

    I am low-tech DUMB.

    How do I send a PM? and don't tell me that I have done it before, because I can forget ANYthing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemo View Post
    Grape,

    I am low-tech DUMB.

    How do I send a PM? and don't tell me that I have done it before, because I can forget ANYthing.
    To send PM to me just click on my user name (Grapeshot) on any post and select send Private Message from the drop down menu

    OR go to top left of any page and find button/phrase marked Private Messages, scroll down on the left to find Send New.


    My primary reason for carring DL/identification is so that on any given moment I can check and see what my real name is
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    BamaCarry is doing something similar - playing Santa Claus to a family in need.
    http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...43#post2115443

    Don't think we shall reach quite as deep as time is short, but expect to seriously renew the man's faith.

    An anonymous gift can send an extremely personal message of good cheer.
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Wow that's great. I would encourage everyone to give a small gift. $5 or $10 can be send to Grape's paypal very easily with no fees and I'd suspect nearly everyone of us could give that without missing it at all.
    It could one day be any one of us needing a lil help.
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