Thanks to Marc and to me (in a much smaller way), PoC is about to donate $1000 (USD) to a cat charity or charities.
Over the last weekend, 29th to 30th June 2013, PoC regulars celebrated the life of a loved cat. His name is Red. He was, and still is, loved by Marc who was his human companion. We had a great weekend thanks to Marc’s efforts in creating a pictorial history of Red’s life. What a beautiful life it was.
Many tears were shed in reading Marc’s memorial to Red. Those tears have been channeled into a flood of funds for cat welfare.
If you are new to this story, please go to In Remembering Red and return here. Please read it. There is so much that is good about it. It is about a pure love between cat and human that won’t fade.
Before Marc wrote his memorial, I had the idea of raising money through comments written. I decided to donate 5 cents for every comment. This is a permanent feature of PoC, which started on 19th June 2013.
Marc added to that pledge by telling us that he would contribute $5 for every comment made on PoC over the weekend of Red’s Memorial. This was extremely generous because there were 175 comments over that weekend.
That generous gesture raised $875, while the PoC comments scheme raised an additional $31 since 19th June. That figure is added to the $875, making $906
Then Marc told me that he wanted to round it up to $1000. An awesome and moving gesture of generosity in Red’s name. To recap, Marc donates $1000 minus $31, which PoC donates. So, the final calculation is $969 from Marc, a mind blowing number, and $31 from PoC.
Now, let’s think of handsome Red and decide how we can distribute the money. It is Red’s legacy to cat welfare.
Please tell us where you think the money should go. 51% of visitors to PoC are Americans, I am told by Alexa, a major website. Is that important?
I think Marc should decide. But, understandably, he is wants us to decide. So, it’s over to me and you.
Thank you Marc and Red.