I am incredibly pleased and proud to announce that after just a few hours, BABloggers have donated more than $1000 to help the two fifth-graders and their teacher fly to Virginia to see their rocket launch!
Wow. I was hoping this would generate some money, but I did not expect to reach that much money so quickly. In fact, it went up so fast that I have removed the donation button from the website and previous blog entry; we're done! The goal has been reached, and the kids have enough money to make their trip and see the rocket launch.
I just talked to Pamela Ghaffarian, the teacher, on the phone, and she was thrilled with how wonderful people have been to send her this money. She told me the two students, Cameron Wade and Billy Shannon, are really excited about the trip. I know they're happy now, but wait until they actually see the launch! Even though it's a small rocket, it'll be really dramatic, and they'll have the time of their lives.
I'm hoping that this won't be the last time they participate in something like this. And because of all of you who helped, I'm betting it won't be.
Thanks, everyone. You done good.