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Chip in to help BHO Moderator Ronnie Collins! It's crowdfunding, banjo style!

Posted by schlange on Monday, August 29, 2011

UPDATE: we reached our goal ($700) in just 4 hours. Nice work, folks! I'm going to leave the ChipIn account open for a few days, so folks can still give if they want. Any excess funds not spent on the computer for Ronnie will be given to him as a cash gift.

Hi Folks,

As many of you know, longtime BHO moderator Ronnie Collins recently suffered a stroke (see ongoing discussion and well wishes here). From a recent forum post...

"He is undergoing rehab in Jackson, TN.  At the present time he does not have use of his left arm or leg but he's working hard to regain his mobility.  Unfortunately, Ronnie's teenage  daughter Emily had to relocate to Texas where she is now living with Ronnie's son and his family and attending school there.  I understand she's doing fine there but I'm sure Ronnie would like to be able to communicate with her as well as his friends here on the Hangout.  In addition, if Ronnie had access to a computer,  it would allow him to once again have music in his life as he really enjoys  YouTube videos.   His occupational therapist has agreed that a laptop computer would be very beneficial to both Ronnie's physical and emotional well being."

I've decided to just "run point" on this, so a BHO member wouldn't be in the position of having to worry about handling people's money. I've set up a ChipIn account where you can easily donate money using Paypal--see below.


If you prefer to do it by check, send it to:

Hangout Network - Ronnie Collins Laptop
901 S. Main St.
Lakeport, CA

Make the check out to "Hangout Network" but write Ronnie Collins in the subject line. I'll keep everyone abreast of how much money we've got.
 



16 comments on “Chip in to help BHO Moderator Ronnie Collins! It's crowdfunding, banjo style!”

Banjophobic Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @11:00:48 AM

I just donated Eric-thanks for setting this up. We need to support Ronnie as much as we can!

Texasbanjo Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @11:10:04 AM

I also donated. My thanks, too, for setting this up. I'm sure Ronnie will be overwhelmed by all the support.

Slingerland Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @11:25:11 AM

I chipped in as well.

Oalbrets Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @11:26:41 AM

Thanks Eric, I also just donated and I have talked to Ronnie through Email.

eagle32 Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @11:33:00 AM

Sounds like a great cause, I just chipped in also.

schlange Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @3:12:51 PM

Wow. It took us exactly 4 hours to reach our goal of $700. Nice work!

Oalbrets Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @3:23:08 PM

Cool Eric, were all family here.

schlange Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @3:24:42 PM

I'm going to leave it open for a few days, so folks can still give if they want. Any excess funds will be given to Ronnie as a cash gift.

vdiazleroy Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @4:17:29 PM

Thanks for making it so easy to donate. I feel like it is so little to give for a community that has given me so much.

OneMusicLover Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @4:37:12 PM

I know a mouse and earphones will also be necessary, Eric. A mouse to make it easier for Ronnie and the earphones so the hospital staff and other patients aren't exposed to the music that I KNOW Ronnie will be pulling up thru YouTube! He's gonna be one happy man.

schlange Says:
Monday, August 29, 2011 @4:59:34 PM

Good thinking, OneMusicLover. We could hook him up with those for sure.

Milli2 Says:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @7:00:57 PM

I wish Ronnie a speedy and total recovery a.s.a.p.! I lost my piece of paper with my Paypal password but I will turn my house upside down and donate as soon as I find it.

plunka5 Says:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @5:27:47 PM

Just saw this Eric. Ronnie is great for the BHO, and now it is the time to help out one who has done so much for all of us!

Milli2 Says:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @7:47:16 PM

Found it. On my way to Paypal even as we speak.

BConk Says:
Thursday, September 1, 2011 @12:24:18 PM

I'm a little late to the party...hurricanes will do that...but I snuck in under the wire and got a donation off. Best of luck to you Ronnie! and Thanks, Eric, for setting this up.

Dan Mountjoy Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @11:22:31 AM

Very cool to see the generosity keep on flowing!

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