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HGO Administration => HGO Information => Topic started by: Pete on July 04, 2009, 03:44:01 pm

Title: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 04, 2009, 03:44:01 pm
Greetings fellow forum members!

It's time once again for our semi-annual pledge drive to pay for the operating costs HGO.  Every 6 months, my web host gets this crazy idea that I should pay them for the use of their servers and bandwidth.  The cost for running HGO is $49.95 for 6 months.  This cost also covers my other site, rtechsupport.com.

For those of you that have been here for a while, you may have realized (or in this case, not realized  ;) ) that HGO is one of the VERY few sites on the Internet that contains absolutely 0 advertising.  That's because I believe that the site should stay focused on its purpose and vision without any external distractions.

As such, I had one of two options in funding the costs.  The first option was for me to pay for all operating costs, which I did for a while.  However, while $49.95 is not an extremely large sum of money, it is an extra expense that I really could do without.

So, I had this brilliant idea that I would ask my members to make a one-time donation to fund the site.  At the time, I believe we had about 75 members, so my thought was that if only 10 of those people would make a one-time donation of $5.00, the bill would be paid and that way it wouldn't be a large burden on any one person.  Much to my delight, people were happy to donate, and even much more than I thought they would!

You may recall that in this last 6 months, HGO was able to help one of the HGO families in need by raising over $300 to give to them by holding an afghan raffle (donated by an anonymous HGO member).  Making it even more amazing was the fact that the winner of the afghan willingly gave the afghan to another HGO member!  I am continually amazed at the kindness and generosity that is represented by the membership here.

I am humbled that God has chosen me to run this place, and I believe very strongly in the fellowship and ministry that is found here.  Everyone of you here has impacted my life, and I am so thankful for all of you.  You have spoken words of life to Sarah and I and you have been a tremendous blessing to us, as I hope we have been to you.

If HGO has been a blessing to you, I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting HGO.  I have 29 days before the bill is due, but typically, these things only last a few hours before we're fully funded!  If you would like to donate, please post your pledge in this thread, and once we reach the goal, I will PM you my PayPal information.

Thank you again.  I look forward to many more years of friendship, fellowship and ministry with all of you!

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: lovesblessing on July 04, 2009, 04:12:55 pm
Put me down for $25.00 on it's way Pete!  ;)
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 04, 2009, 06:23:52 pm
Thanks LB!  Halfway there already!

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: map4 on July 04, 2009, 06:32:59 pm
I'll do $5.00
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 04, 2009, 06:34:40 pm
Quote from: map4 on July 04, 2009, 06:32:59 pm
I'll do $5.00


Thanks map!

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 05, 2009, 07:44:29 am
me too! $10
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 05, 2009, 08:48:51 pm
Quote from: flaglady on July 05, 2009, 07:44:29 am
me too! $10


Thanks Jo!

Only $10 to go!

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Floatingaxe on July 05, 2009, 09:07:32 pm
I'll pledge $10!
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 05, 2009, 09:09:36 pm
Quote from: Floatingaxe on July 05, 2009, 09:07:32 pm
I'll pledge $10!


Thanks Nancy!

And with that, this pledge drive comes to a close.

Thank you to all of you who supported.  Please watch for a PM from me with my PayPal details.

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: flaglady on July 06, 2009, 06:12:30 am
That was fast!
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 06, 2009, 10:06:40 am
Thanks again lb, map, Jo and Nancy!

I just paid the bill, ensuring that the lights will be on here at HGO for another 6 months!   ;)

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Sarah on July 06, 2009, 10:10:35 am
Thank you so much!  :godbless:
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: DianeL on July 06, 2009, 12:18:43 pm
I missed it again. Pete, I'm very happy no advertising, I have seen on other sites (christian) advertising for psychic reading (in french even) on english sites. Thanks for that it's not here.
Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: Pete on July 06, 2009, 12:29:04 pm
Have no fear.  We'll need more money in January!   ;)

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Title: Re: The Semi-Annual HGO Pledge Drive
Post by: sharonl on July 06, 2009, 01:36:30 pm
Ooops - missed you this time - my choc chip cookies took too much time. Catch you in January.