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Thank You everyone we are rocking on! We only have a couple weeks left so lean on your friends and neighbors. I apologize for not having the family bio posted yet but it will be soon and I promise this years family desperately needs our help, not that years previous didn't but this year is going to change lives yet again. 

So collect the soda money and coffee money instead of spending it and send it in for raffle tickets so you can win big!!!

For those still thinking about buying tickets, I know this year is going to be hard to dig deep with all that we have going on. But the way I see it, if I can still read the forum then my bills are being paid, and I can afford to help someone that has to decide between food and the electric bill.

Again thank you to everyone who's given  ~c~ to those that haven't yet? Please consider it, we need your support. And you could win a great prize!!!
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I think I did it right and sent more money. It is a very good cause. Thank you for doing this.
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Bassmedic, Sorry for the brow beating yesterday but thank you for the additional donation. Wayne P. thank you for your support as well, both of you guys give each year and we greatly apprecaiate your support :toot:

FYI guys, when you donate additional times I track it and when you reach $100 I'll give you the bonus tickets. So if you're close, you might get an extra five chances at the Double Dobyns Rod giveaway!

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We have exactly two weeks left, dig deep. I know it's a tough year but we needs everyone's support. If you have a UB buddy that's not on the list above, send them a message and ask them why? They may not have thought to give and you ringing their bell will shake $20 out of them. $20 is a tank of gas, or a meal for our family this year.

The wife in the family has ocular cancer that has spread to her liver. She has to travel out of state for treatments. She is a school teacher and her husband is in a career field devastated by the virus lockdowns and he's out of work. They have two children who won't see a Christmas this year without our help!!

I promise this years family desperately needs our help, not that years previous didn't but this year is going to change lives yet again. 

So collect the soda money and coffee money instead of spending it and send it in for raffle tickets so you can win big!!!

For those still thinking about buying tickets, I know this year is going to be hard to dig deep with all that we have going on. But the way I see it, if I can still read the forum then my bills are being paid, and I can afford to help someone that has to decide between food and the electric bill.

Again thank you to everyone who's given  ~c~ to those that haven't yet? Please consider it, we need your support. And you could win a great prize!!!
Last Edit: December 04, 2020, 03:40:41 PM by Mike Cork
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Here is a quick Bio, I'm still trying to get more details but will have to be very careful not to invade the families privacy.

Mom has ocular cancer that has spread to her liver. She has to travel out of state for treatments. She was a school teacher and hasn't been able to work for quite some time. Her husband is in a career field devastated by the virus lockdowns and he's out of work. They have two children who won't see a Christmas this year without our help!!


I know we can make a huge difference in this families life for the holidays. A group of stinky bass fisherman can pull together and do amazing things when we want to.... Let's "want to" and make this a Christmas to remember for this family.
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Pay Pal just sent Mike.

Got it and thank you, that puts you at the bonus so your next batch of tickets will have five extras ~c~
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Almost forgot been a tough year but I made it. Good luck everyone and Bless The Cork's for all they do.

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Sent a paypal Mike, not much but I know every little bit helps

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Sent a paypal Mike, not much but I know every little bit helps

Absolutely, your contribution is extremely helpful, thank You

Got you too ebbc  ~c~ Thank You
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Paypal sent, Merry Christmas.

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Wonderful thing you do each year.  Thanks for the email reminder.
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We had some folks step up to the plate this weekend. Thank you so much guys!!!

Shout out to RangerAndBass, ZippyDuck, BigBass201, Fish_in_1, and bigred170

You all rock  ~bb

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We have less than two weeks left, dig deep. I know it's a tough year but we needs everyone's support. If you have a UB buddy that's not on the list above, send them a message and ask them why? They may not have thought to give and you ringing their bell will shake $20 out of them. $20 is a tank of gas, or a meal for our family this year.

The wife in the family has ocular cancer that has spread to her liver. She has to travel out of state for treatments. She is a school teacher and her husband is in a career field devastated by the virus lockdowns and he's out of work. They have two children who won't see a Christmas this year without our help!!

I promise this years family desperately needs our help, not that years previous didn't but this year is going to change lives yet again. 

So collect the soda money and coffee money instead of spending it and send it in for raffle tickets so you can win big!!!

For those still thinking about buying tickets, I know this year is going to be hard to dig deep with all that we have going on. But the way I see it, if I can still read the forum then my bills are being paid, and I can afford to help someone that has to decide between food and the electric bill.

Again thank you to everyone who's given  ~c~ to those that haven't yet? Please consider it, we need your support. And you could win a great prize!!!
Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 12:23:19 PM by Mike Cork
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Thank You Eric-Maine, your additional support is very much appreciated, I'll get you additional tickets your way and mark you down for a times 2  ~c~ ~c~
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This morning I had an idea.  Insert joke here....

Anyway, I'm always impressed by the giving of this group and decided to try to get my other circle of friends involved. So I composed this email and sent it to my work buddies.

All,


As everyone on this list knows, I am an avid freshwater fisherman.  What you may not know is that I'm heavily involved in an online bass fishing community called Ultimate Bass.  What I'm sure you don't know is that every year we adopt a family in dire need and make sure that the children have a Christmas that they certainly would not have otherwise had.  These families are nominated and vetted to ensure that the money will be handled in an appropriate manner.


You have been included in this email because you are an upstanding member of the Florida Construction community in some way and I value you as a friend.  I also know you have $20, $50, $100, $500 to spare to help a family that is less fortunate than you are.


This years family - 2020 Adopt a Family


The raffle and prizes - 2020 Raffle


Depending on your browser, these links may show up as "Unsecure", I assure you they are safe to click.


What the prize list may not yet show is a custom FDx Rod I'm going to build that would have a retail price in excess of $500.  Anyone who has seen the Make a Wish prize rods that I build will have seen one very close to it.



If I have guilted you enough and would like to participate, it's very easy.  All you have to do is respond to this email with the amount you want to give.  I will make the contribution on your behalf and collect the money from you later.  If you win a prize I will deliver it to you in person.  If you know someone who you think would like to participate, please forward this email to them.


Thanks for reading, this is very important to me and I hope I can count on you to participate.


--

Lee Harrelson

President

H3 Construction Services, LLC



What happened next was the surprising part, they have responded with an impressive giving attitude.  This is an example of the responses I'm getting.

Lee,

Put me down for $100.  I think its amazing what you are doing and I appreciate the fact that you thought to include me.


Ben


So my point is this.  The UB family is a giving group, but it is likely that your friends are also of a giving nature.  Most people want to help others they just aren't aware of the opportunities to do so.

Cut and paste all or parts of my email and get your other circle of friends involved.

In the 5 hours or so since I sent the email,, FD's Friends have committed $1620 to the fund just because I asked.

Now, go ask your friends...

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Lee this is an incredible idea. I know I have asked everyone to hit up their friends but I was thinking more of a travel around the city, work place, or make phone calls. This is a very simple and quick way to reach them all at once!!!

Folks, we all have a circle, and in these circles there are people willing to help families in trouble during the holidays. A quick email to your circles change the outlook for Joseph, Kathy and their kids this holiday season.
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That's a great idea Lee and thanks to everyone who has given so generously and we still have a little over a  week to go so reach out to anyone you know by any means you can to help our family in need this year. 

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Mike when you going to update the list.  ~shade I need an up to date one for my PM task.  ;)

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Way to go FD and his employees!!

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Paypal sent. Ya'll are some good eggs! Merry Christmas and God Bless!

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Paypal sent. Ya'll are some good eggs! Merry Christmas and God Bless!
Thanks for your donation and you and yours have a Merry Christmas and God Bless you also.

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Lee,

Wow, thank you.
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You are onto something here.
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Alrighty... I took yesterday off to go fishing... should have stayed here and worked... You all put me way behind, but that's an awesome thing when it comes to the Adopt A Family fund raiser.

We have a couple from Facebook get in on the action Todd Meyers, Trey Harold, and Amy Gunn, thank you sirs and Ma'am you guys are a blessing for our adopted family.

Now to the UB members who continue to always help out. No Excuses, FLAbassin, Bassmanstan, and Flatsnbay. This program goes nowhere without amazing members like you. Thank You.


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We are right at a week out. Unfortunately we have to stop at some point and give the funds to the family so they can have a wonderful Christmas. So next Friday the 18th at 6 PM Central Time we will close and start the drawing.

If you've not read about our adopted family, please take a minute and see their story here
http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=153664.msg1709600#msg1709600
They are in a dire place.

So collect the soda money and coffee money instead of spending it and send it in for raffle tickets so you can win big!!!

For those still thinking about buying tickets, I know this year is going to be hard to dig deep with all that we have going on. But the way I see it, if I can still read the forum then my bills are being paid, and I can afford to help someone that has to decide between food and the electric bill.

Again thank you to everyone who's given  ~c~ to those that haven't yet? Please consider it, we need your support. And you could win a great prize!!!
Last Edit: December 14, 2020, 02:20:33 PM by Mike Cork
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For those that didn't see it, Fish_in_1 just put up a prize pack worth $225

Click here...

Spoiler alert, if you're a Spro / Berkley fan you might not want to look

http://www.ultimatebass.com/bass-fishing-forum/index.php?topic=153694.msg1709942#msg1709942
Fishing is more than just a hobby

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