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TF2 Outpost Fundraiser

Discussion in 'Discussion Archive' started by CanadianInvasion, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. CanadianInvasion

    CanadianInvasion Retired Staff

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    Hi everyone.

    This last weekend (Sunday, 10 March), There was a fire at one of our Community Admin's house.

    Pretender has lost his house in a large electrical fire. Fortunately everyone escaped the house in time and nobody was hurt.

    That brings us to this Friday.

    Sneeza and Vintage Cobra have generously organized an event to help generate funds to help out our friend.

    This Friday, from 12am to 12am Saturday (GMT), the TF2 Outpost Twitch TV page will be hosting a stream.

    We hope you will join us and help out!

    More details to follow on donation info when I get a hold of it.
    Melkor, Pretender, Teeird and 2 others like this.
  2. Chaos

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  3. TradingCo

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    Hearts go out to pretender and family. Would it be possible to donate TF2 items? Or should I sell my own items or purchase items from Chaos as well. I assume only paypal since this is the easiest and quickest form for us to help him get back on his feet
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  4. Chaos

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    I believe Sneeza and Cobra will be taking item donations at some point. They haven't worked out all the small details yet.
  5. TradingCo

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    Ok, awesome, its really awesome to see all these people from an online community coming together to help an admin who has lost so much, its really incredible and i hope that i can lend a hand in what ever way possible.
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    Dronefly Caution on SteamRep

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    Please provide donation link so I can send some cash! :)
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  7. Teeird

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    I bid $30 on Chaos's backpack for the cause. If I do get them, I'll be giving them away for William to do one of those free raffles, of I'll give them to one of you guys so you guys can sell them for extra cash to go to the guy.

    HomeTip: Like I told Helen, most electrical fires involve your light switches malfunctioning and catching fire... I've read you have around a week's notice before they go boom, and the easiest way to tell is if when you click the lights, they sound much louder, and everywhere around them (walls etc) is very hot. When you notice that, fix them immediately.
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  8. wic

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    Wow, I wish Pretender and his family the best and good luck in getting everything back in order.
    More than happy to donate one of my unusuals to this cause, and letting people know to tune in on the stream.
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  9. Xenophobia

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    There's still no conclusive results from the forensic investgators yet. There's still a few probable causes on the table. Could have been electrical, could have been a cigarette. We just don't know at this point.


    Right now, we continue to hotel hop (did it again today) until we find a long-term residence.

    I just want to thank everyone who wants to help out, I appreciate it.
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    Also, pretender, i posted on your Steam wall regarding your hotel hoping situation, my father and i know a few people here and there that aid with hotels and such. I dont know them personally, but my father seems to. If you want i could phone a few of them and ask where they have locations and such. They apparently helped people during hurricane sandy, and i dont see why they would not aid somebody in your current situation.
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    Horse Administrator SteamRep Admin

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    I don't know the country for which you are located but if US are you getting help from the local and other higher sources from which they are designed?

    How is you're insurance situation....are you the home owner or just living in the residence?

    Looking to help while also curious so I know HOW I can help.
  12. Xenophobia

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    Insurance is covering a lot of things, including hotels. Red Cross is donating a good chunk too.
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    If you want, I could just donate $25 for the cause, and let Chaos continue selling his backpack to bring in more money for the cause.
  14. CanadianInvasion

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    Stream has concluded! Big thanks to everyone that turned up.

    Shout outs to Sneeza and Cobra for organizing this in such a timely manner, everyone hosting the livestream, and of course those that donated to the cause!

    Preliminary numbers after the 24 hours:

    Cash Donations: $2944.33
    Item Donations: HUGE thanks to Hotlesbianassassin for his donation of 35 (yes, thirty five) unusuals. Numerous others donated great amounts of items to help the cause - ballpark value of all the item donations: $8000+

    Thanks again!
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    Good luck with it all Pretender and hopefully you will be back on your feet quickly ^^
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    Corrected that for you....
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  18. Zyddie

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    i rather have him on his feet than in his computer chair tbh :)