4 Hours Left and More Than $2,400
Wow, this is insane. We're now getting press coverage in Kansas and from the DCist. Who would've thunk it? We've just passed the $2,400 make; perhaps a rich benfactor can get us to $5,000? Well, maybe not, but this has been far more successsful than I ever would've thought.
Per usual, here's a FAQ for the newcomers. Keep in mind that you can most certainly donate to some of the other worthwhile organizations that have received money since this project started, in addition to the three listed in the FAQ.
Also, while I have your attention, please note that Nicholas Kristof, the NY Times columnist, was just awared a Pulitzer Prize, specifically for his coverage of the genocide in Darfur. The Times has now opened up Kristof's Darfur archive to non-TimesSelect subscribers, so take a look. Kristof has probably done more, single-handedly, to get Americans to recognize the tragedy in Darfur than any world leader.
Also, the Times had an excellent editorial on the subject of Darfur last week. Read it here.
Now, on to the most recent tally; keep in mind that you have until 8 pm EDT tonight to vote . . .
Total Donations: $2,450
Doctors Without Borders: $1,820
Oxfam America: $195
Save Darfur.org: $150
Amnesty International: $100
International Rescue Committee: $50
Human Rights Watch: $20
UN World Food Programme: $10
The Current Vote Total
Just Plain Bald 405
Let It Grow 200
Friar Tuck 155
Best Ever 45
Vanilla Ice 30
Corn Rows 25
Whatever the Girlfriend Wants 20
The Octopus 10