Mainiac1957 posted a thread with the link to Help Katadin Goddess. I am hoping - by asking, reaching out and trying to apply some incentive - this will help. Here it goes..........
Katadin Goddess (KG), lost her beloved son Ryan Coyle, on 8/7, to an alcohol and drug overdose. Few mothers would be prepared to bury their son at 27 YO, let alone purchase a head stone. KG is, also, still paying for the services and fees associated with the preparation after death, memorial service, and burial of her son.
KG humbly posted on her Facebook page a link to a website where she has posted her fondest desire. A simple wish to have others care enough to help her purchase a headstone for Ryan. One special to her and which she can see in the winter as it stands above the snow.
The act of a donation to the web site is now, even better. With KG and GeocachingMaines (GCM) permission. Every GCM member (you do not have to be a GCM donating member) who donates to her donation website will be entered to win. If you have already donated, you are automatically entered (if I know you are a member here).
This is a GEOCOIN raffle! Donate to KG, between now and midnight on Thanksgiving Day 11/26 at the following link: http://www.giveforward.org/ryancoyle/ , notify me of your donation and you will be entered to win a Geocoin.
A donation of $1 to $5 will give you 1 ticket/entry, donation up to $10 2 ticket/entries, up to $15 3 entries, up to $20 4 entries and so forth in increments of $5 as the donation amount goes up.
Now the Geocoin prizes. Some have been donated and I will provide some. Watch this thread for more information about the specific coins you might win. It will be posted by next week.
The number of prizes awarded will depend on the level of fund raising attained. One nice geocoin coin will be donated, for up to $500 in donations, 2 coins to $750, 3 coins to $1000, 4 coins to $1250, 5 coins for $1500, 6 coins for $1750, 7 coins for $2000 and the final goal is $2500 or 8 coins - if KGs goal is reached I will draw off 8 coin winners coming from our GCM members who donate. If the donations go above $2500 by $500 (nothing in between), I will take the draw to 10 coins.
In order for many folks to have a chance and enjoy a small token of appreciation - once you have won a coin, you are out of the competition. You can not win more than one coin. I hope this will be taken for what it is giving back to our local community.
If you have any questions please email me or PM. Otherwise I have a few folks who have already donated and I need to put your tickets in and send you a confirming email. Thank you to those who have already given ..looking forward to more donations.