Yesterday’s roll-out of the fundraiser for the Soarway Foundation‘s work for the recovery of Nepal seemed to be going along smoothly when we hit a snag. Apparently there was a problem with the the site. Although live and working,it was not yet ready from a legal standpoint. The rules for donating had not yet been posted and this legality (and there are a lot of them!) made any donations made ineligible for the drawing for the painting.
So Crowdrise, who is the administrator for the event, determined that it would be best to hit reset, refund any donations immediately and start all over again. The event will reopen within a few days once they have all the loose ends tied up so that everything is square with the law. We let you know when it goes live and kick off the whole thing again at that point.
You always wants things to go off without a hitch but sometimes that just isn’t possible so you make the best of the situation. So, we’ll consider this a dry run, a rehearsal for real thing to come.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience and my heartfelt thank you’s for those of you who took time and generously made the effort to participate. I hope you’ll return in a few days because it’s a cause where I believe that the funds raised can make a huge and immediate impact. It is basically a volunteer organization which means that every donation can make some sort of difference for the people who truly need this help.
Please take some time and go the Soarway Foundation’s site and read about their efforts. As I said, this is the first of their efforts that will feature wonderful artists from Nepal, Uganda and here in the United States. In fact, if you are an artist and would like to participate in some way, please let Scott DeLisi know through the contact info on the site–it’s right at the top of the page.
I guess today’s Sunday morning music should reflect what happened yesterday so I chose the Diana Krall version of the classic standard Pick Yourself Up. Good advice for any day. Have a great Sunday and I hope to hear from you all when we go live with the fundraiser later this week!