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PLEASE HELP US HELP JAPAN! 20% off juice, 10% to Japan, and we'll match it!

Discussion in 'Freedom Smoke USA' started by Automaton, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. Seneca

    Seneca Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2011
    Virginia
    I have family in Tokyo and when I saw FSUSA wanted to help, it truely touched my heart. i placed my order this morning and got some more 555 (which I think is awesome) and then got some Doublemint and oRYental to try. : )
     
  2. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    Thank you guys so much. I'm home sick and going to bed in a minute, but I had to check on how it was going. You guys make me so happy.

    Sent from Droid with Tapatalk.
     
  3. renatortb

    renatortb Full Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Brasil
    When it will be over??
     
  4. technovapir

    technovapir Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2010
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I hope you're feeling better MN. I'm sending you a "virtual" hot cupa tea right now! :)
     
  5. hellcatrydr

    hellcatrydr Moved On

    Jan 30, 2011
    Hey edw, THIS is 1 reason why. People who wouldn't otherwise be buying right now. I'm going over there to order too.
    Reasons:
    1. Those people DO need help.
    2. Gratitude for Mistress Nomad's help (thru her videos, posts, etc.) getting me off analogs.
    3. Continued inability to shake off small case of warm fuzzies for MN. :blush: Frankly, if she wanted to save the mosquitoes, I'd write a check...

    Edit: Just got back from FSUSA. Ordered 5 juices I probably would have never tried. BTW, today is Sunday and the code does still work everyone!
     
  6. SecondChance

    SecondChance Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2010
    Moody, Texas
    hellcatrydr,

    :thumbs: For everthing you just said.
     
  7. mauisun

    mauisun Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    yeah MistressNomad was taking care of the sale and donations etc. but got very sick and had to bow out for a couple of days. will shut it off tomorrow wwhen she makes it back in. Thanks to all who are doing this with us, truthfully Pamela and I did not need to shell out some of our own hard earned money to match the funds received here but it is the right thing to do, and we teach that to our children everyday.
     
  8. chimney55

    chimney55 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2010
    NW Arkansas
    And thank you for doing it!
     
  9. hellcatrydr

    hellcatrydr Moved On

    Jan 30, 2011
    Mauisun, It's really great of you to be doing it. Props to you.
    Wishing Mistress Nomad a full & speedy recovery.

    PS. I just got my shipping notice from FSUSA. (4 hours after ordering... on a Sunday!)
     
  10. mauisun

    mauisun Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    yeah we work on sundays too :)
     
  11. Pmack

    Pmack Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2011
    Connecticut
    Will do. :D
     
  12. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    I'll be back tomorrow guys. :) I have tonsil problems, and it's hard to get them taken out as an adult. But I'm doing a bit better, no worries. :)

    Sent from Droid with Tapatalk.
     
  13. SecondChance

    SecondChance Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2010
    Moody, Texas
    Glad to here you are bit better MN, take the time you need to get well! Cuz trying to come back too soon is not a good thing.. trust this advise from an Old Guy!
     
  14. SecondChance

    SecondChance Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2010
    Moody, Texas
    O.K too many typos to correct! but ya know what I mean.
     
  15. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    Alright guys, I'm back! Thank you for the well-wishes.

    David and Pam left this sale up for an extra 2 days. Thank you so much to them for doing that. So any last-minute folks ordering this morning, last call!

    Thank you so much for your participation.
     
  16. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    That's a wrap, folks!

    Thank you so much to everyone who donated. The Help Japan sale was one of the most popular, and ranks as one of the top 5 coupon codes we've ever had.

    We're going to wait a couple hours for all the orders using the code to process, then we will find the total you guys raised. Thank you again. :)
     
  17. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    We have processed all the orders using the "helpjapan" code, and added up the total for the 10% of each order donated, plus our match. We still have a couple odds and ends to add in (our donations, shipping refunds people kindly asked us to kick into the pot instead, and other miscellanious displays of awesome) that haven't been accounted for yet, but we're pretty much done.

    You ready for this?

    The total was $1176.67, but we'll round it to an even $1200.

    You guys are the best. Thank you so, so much.

    After more research and consideration, we are looking at Direct Relief International to send our donation to. Their focus is on providing medical care and resources. Here's why we dig them:

    1. In 2010, 98.8% of funds went to Program Expenses (i.e., the stuff you donate for in the first place). Previous years show a similar statistic with little variation.

    2. They allow allocation of funds specifically to Japan, and 100% of that money is used in the relief effort. Their operation expenses are covered by a grant.

    3. They are a broad-spectrum charity with a variety of programs and no affiliations of any kind. All people of every race, gender, age, and religion are helped equally. In the case of disaster relief, where anyone can be affected, people of all socioeconomic status are also helped equally.

    4. They operate, most years, at a very small surplus, meaning they aren't going broke, or making bank. They are sustainable. Some years have had very small deficits, but they recover quickly and seem to manage their money effectively. This means your donation isn't paying their debts.

    We're going to finish adding up the loose bits, and get our donation off to where it's needed in the next couple days. I'll let you guys know.

    Thank you again. Give yourselves a round of applause.

    Love,
    MistressNomad
     
  18. Pmack

    Pmack Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2011
    Connecticut
    Awesome, glad to help out, and get some (from what I hear :D) great juice at the same time.
     
  19. SecondChance

    SecondChance Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 8, 2010
    Moody, Texas
    Sounds Great to me Mistress, any charity that makes maximum use of funds for the intended purpose is good. Glad to hear we got almost 1200.00 wish it could have been more, but I know everyone dug deep for this effort! So hats off to all! That includes you guys at FSUSA obviously..
     
  20. Automaton

    Automaton Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
    US
    A lot of our posts said the sale stopped Saturday, so that may have slowed down the last day or two. But, that's better than not having those couple days! Most of your orders were made before Sunday, so really, we did just about hit our goal in the timeframe we were intially going to be running it. You guys did awesome. :)

    People really did dig deep. It's a tough economy out there, and there were a lot of people who told us they wished they could have done more. But those little dollars add up, and that's part of why we ran it - because not all of us have $10, $20, even $35 to kick around (which is the minimum for a lot of charities). This way if you just needed juice and all you've got money for is what you absolutely needed, you could still help out a good cause.

    Thanks to David and Pam for extending the sale and for decided to match the donations, as well! You're the best!
     
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