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Update on Helping Adeleke


Blog Posted:6/28/2012 12:11:00 AM
I am happy to say that we have several commitments to help raise the rest of the money that Adeleke needs in order to buy a computer so he can post more easily and more often on the Soup like he used to do before he lost use of a computer.  It is not so easy on a phone with limited word usage.

Anyway, I promised in the blog, " Shall We Help Adeleke Adeite? " that I posted last week, that I would keep you posted on progress.  I have communicated with several by soupmail who have promised to send a contribution to help out with our endeavor.  I don't know whether you know it or not, but my little town has made National News because of the flooding in our area.  At this time, do to excessive flooding and the inability of the postal service to get to our mail box, postal delivery as temporarily ceased.  So, I am unable to let anyone that already sent their contribution know how much we have received.  I think it will be in the neighborhood of $60.00+ if everyone has sent what they committed to send.  I am very excited about this.
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If you did not see the earlier blog, I am going to repost it below:
Our Poet friend,  Adeleke Adeite used to be writing on Poetry Soup often for all of us to enjoy his excellent poetry.  But he no longer has access to the computer he used to use. He has been trying to save up for a new computer and is about two-thirds there.  He has been saving for so long that I was thinking that if 25 poets sent him $10.00 each, he would have enough to buy the computer and get connected to Internet.  (I think.)  I would actually be willing to send $50.00, but I could not send more.  I was wondering whether anyone else could help, too.  

So, I thought I would check with you poets to see what you think about the idea.  Shall we help Aeleke?

Adeleke Posts through poetrysoup mobile once in a while and I have remained in contact with him over the years through facebook.  We have co-written a few poems and I consider him a friend.  That is why I am trying to help him.
What do you all think? 

If you wish to help Adeleke, please contact me via soupmail.

Thank you all for reading...and caring. 
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If you have not already helped, Please do, if you are able.  Debbie G. suggested that due to the cost of sending money through Western Union that the checks be sent directly to me.  I will hold the checks until we have the amount we need.  Then, I will cash the checks and send the money to Adeleke via Western Union.  One Transfer would be easier. So, that is the way it is being handled.  Soupmail me for my address.

Thank you all who have already helped.  Thank you all who will choose to help.  May your days be blessed, greatly.

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  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:23:00 AM
    Soupmail, PD

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  1. Date: 6/29/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Dane help me understand what is going on... please...

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  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Thanks Debbie, Reuben and everyone who have made commitment to this cause, I am overwhelmed and speechless, I am indeed grateful. Thanks a lot Dane, you are simply a true definition of boundless friendship!

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:15:00 PM
    Don't let me forget I will do it soon Danie!

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Good news, The mail carrier made her way back to our property and the first check has arrived! Soup mail will be sent individually as checks arrive. Big Smiles! Dane Ann. PS Remember, Soupmail me if you need my address. I will promptly respond. Thanks to those who have already asked for it. I will update weekly and will post when we reach the goal if it is before the week.

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:22:00 AM
    Thanks for the update, Dane Ann.

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 12:47:00 AM
    I would be honored to help with this wonderful project...Great ideas from the heart! :) gwendolen

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My Past Blog Posts

 
I Skyped with Adeleke!
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 5:46:00 AM
Adeleke's Computer
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 9:23:00 AM
Update on Helping Adeleke
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 3:03:00 AM
Update on Adeleke's Computer
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Update on Helping Adeleke
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Shall We Help Adeleke Adeite?
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