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