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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dirk Hayhurst: Help Survivors of Japan’s Earthquake

Pitcher/author/blogger extraordinaire Dirk Hayhurst (AKA @TheGarfoose on Twitter) is passionate about helping others as well. He’s set up this site for those who want to donate to the survivors of the earthquake in Japan:

***From Mr. Garfoose***

I’m an athlete, for the time being, and as long as I am one I will use my platform for as much positive impact as I can. I’ll never tell you you MUST donate to a cause I champion, but I will do my best to encourage you toward things I think will help those in need or at disadvantage. And I’ll use any means I can to “help” you do so. So, if you if make a donation of $50 or greater, save the confirmation screen shot, then email it to me along with your phone number, I’ll call you via Skype and thank you personally— and yes, we can talk about Godizlla and Baseball, if you want.

Even if you donate at another site of your choosing, my offer stands: confirmation screen shot, phone number= happy time chat. I’ll run this phone call option for the next 48 hours. Donate between now and then, and we’ll chat. If it goes really well, I’ll extend it.

Thanks for listening, caring, and acting.

And thank you, Mr. Hayhurst, for sharing, caring, and acting yourself.

 

Mike Emeigh Posted: March 12, 2011 at 08:12 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: March 14, 2011 at 02:26 PM (#3770125)
This is pretty cool.
   2. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: March 14, 2011 at 03:47 PM (#3770208)
Anyone know the best org to donate to in order to help Japan?
   3. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: March 14, 2011 at 03:47 PM (#3770209)
Also, Hayhurst is a total class act. Probably the best I've seen.
   4. Lassus Posted: March 14, 2011 at 04:18 PM (#3770241)
Anyone know the best org to donate to in order to help Japan?

I'd echo this question, as already there are YOUR MONEY'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE trumpetings on the tubes.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: March 14, 2011 at 04:31 PM (#3770252)
OK, I really like Dirk. I believe he has nothing but the purest of intentions here. And hell, this will likely inspire some giving that otherwise wouldn't have been received. All in all, he's likely a better man than most, including me.

With that preface, I must admit I find the "If you give money to the cause, I'll reward you with the privilege of spending a few moments talking to me" pitch a little odd.
   6. McCoy Posted: March 14, 2011 at 04:32 PM (#3770254)
Well, for the most part almost anything meant to go anywhere near a disaster site immediately after a disaster is going to be terribly inefficient at getting to those who need it most.
   7. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: March 14, 2011 at 05:09 PM (#3770297)
Well, for the most part almost anything meant to go anywhere near a disaster site immediately after a disaster is going to be terribly inefficient at getting to those who need it most.


True, but I don't see any way to help otherwise short of being there.
   8. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: March 14, 2011 at 05:27 PM (#3770319)
5: I see what you're saying, but he does have a certain limited celebrity (we all know who he is, right) and this is a means for him to leverage that.
   9. Mike Emeigh Posted: March 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM (#3770603)
Anyone know the best org to donate to in order to help Japan?


Charity Navigator does a good job consolidating relief sites. Personally, I think it's hard to go wrong with any of the ones listed there.

-- MWE
   10. Guapo Posted: March 14, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3770627)
With that preface, I must admit I find the "If you give money to the cause, I'll reward you with the privilege of spending a few moments talking to me" pitch a little odd.


Just give $50, then skype with Dirk while wearing nothing but a cherry-red thong. That way you help the Japanese AND teach Dirk a valuable lesson.
   11. depletion Posted: March 15, 2011 at 12:19 AM (#3770647)
Re #9. AmeriCares has been at or near the top of similar lists for a long time. Their admin costs are like 3 or 4% or something. I think it's almost all volunteers working there.
   12. chemdoc Posted: March 15, 2011 at 01:23 PM (#3770820)
My organization of choice under circumstances like this is ADRA (as I know a number of people who work or have worked with/for them), but there are many other worthy charities as well. Charity Navigator is an excellent site.
   13. Corey Klübermensch (Dan Lee) Posted: March 15, 2011 at 01:29 PM (#3770823)
I must admit I find the "If you give money to the cause, I'll reward you with the privilege of spending a few moments talking to me" pitch a little odd.
He probably does too, truth be told.

I can't help but think about the story he tells in his book about volunteering at a homeless shelter, offering a homeless guy an autographed baseball card, feeling like a complete turd about it, and eventually giving the guy his boots instead.

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