Justin wrote just a few days ago to say,
I’m happy to make a $100 contribution to Brigada, as I have been a long time fan. Through Brigada I’ve been able to spread research requests. Brigada was one of the original places I put notice of Momentum Magazine, as I recall. Time and again it has proven valuable to me. This recent article by Seth Godin (http://bit.ly/gtRd ) on the closing of many websites is very telling. He writes, “In a world where consumers have so much power, we now have two responsibilities. If you don’t like what an organization stands for, work actively to spread the word and force them to change. If you will miss a product, a service, a book, a site or a professional when they close up shop, stand up, speak up and bring them masses of new business. We get what we promote.” I remind Brigada readers that this is a time of economic uncertainty. Brigada continues to come to us, and has, despite shortfalls in income. We might be tempted to think it will do so forever. That is not always the case. If you find Brigada valuable, I suggest you forward it to a friend, and you consider joining me to help see it funded. The bigger a social network (which Brigada essentially is), the more valuable it is to you and to me.
[Justin, may God be blessed, somehow, in some small speck of a way, through what Brigada can contribute to even one person’s life on the other side of this planet. Thank you for your help, for seeing the need, for responding to it.]