Friday, January 30, 2009

The Kindness of Strangers - and Friends

Good news for me - and bad news for Markus! I had already received $450 in donations since my appeal, and I have just received a message from a British friend saying he had donated the $555 to cover the servicing of my liferaft.

So that takes us to the $1000 maximum that Markus had offered to match - in just a few days!

I am amazed by the power of the internet - but even more amazed by the power of human generosity. Thank you so much to all.

(Now just another $23,000 to go.... but I have plenty of ideas....)

If you have been intending to donate but have had problems with PayPal - apologies. An easier way would be via the Blue Frontier Campaign, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that I row for. All donations are tax deductible.

Please click on the link above, and then select DONATE from the menu bar on the left.

Then just be sure to select "Roz Savage - The Voyage" from the dropdown box. Thank you!

[photo: taken last September 1, on my arrival in Waikiki, by Phil Uhl]


  1. Oh for heaven's sake! Seems like every time I post details of how to donate, it's broken... This blog post has now been amended to provide a failsafe way to get to the donations page. Apologies for the inconvenience!

  2. Anonymous5:17 pm GMT

    Roz, here's a link to a brilliant ad campaign by Surfriders about junk found in the ocean. It's called "Catch of the Day".

    Katharine Weber

  3. Thanks, Katharine - a great link and a brilliant message. I've forwarded to a few more people too.

  4. John Capthorne12:48 am GMT

    Suggest that with your background you might enjoy "A Conflict of Visions" by Thomas Sowell (Basic Books.) Both of Sowell's parents were black and he wrote the book himself.


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