I was blown away, gave the guy a hug and thanked him! What a generous, kind person. Here is a man who is helping total strangers, a man who hears of others in need and reaches out to help them, not once but twice. Thanks to Chris the donation totals for next trip have taken a giant leap forward. They now look like this:
$400 from the "Trumpet" artist fee
$100 from the "Trumpet" shipping fee
$20 from the Jonathan film developing money
$400 from Chris M (I will use the second half of the check for the 4 photographs he bought at $400 to help pay for my photo paper costs which are around $1500 CAD)
That is a total of $920
Two people who visited the exhibition tonight also have communicated to me that they will help with donations (from my email begging for help plea a while back). Tonight a second man I work with who attended the exhibition with entire family told me that there MIGHT be another fund raiser at the plant (we had a fundraiser for the families before my last trip).
$555 Plant Fundraiser in March 2016
This trips eventual donation totals will surpass my goal of $1000 and could be nearer to $1500.
People are so beautiful, thank you Chris, and thank you everyone else for your help.
Here is a photo of Chris at the opening:
|Chris (red cap) the man with the big heart|