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We Appreciate Your Support!
If you are receiving this it is because you have helped to build this organization. A huge thank you for that. I hope you know, that I know, I could not have done this without all of you and your help. Some of you helped with donations, others with computer and editing skills and of course the outreach people spreading the word.
I hope all of you are doing well and had as good a holiday as possible under the circumstances. I know times are tough and some of you are even dealing with health issues I know how hard that is.
It has been a while since I sent out one of these communications but today, January 10th, being an important milestone, I thought I would share it with you. That milestone is we have passed the 500-member mark. There is an interesting statistic that goes with this. It took two years to get to 300 members and only one year to go from 300 to 501.
There is another interesting statistic. You can see the graph attached that shows the demographics of our group. The age group from18 to 24 and the group from 25 to 34 are barely showing.
The question is where are they?
I imagine that the problem is worse than it shows because like me you would have brought young relatives into the group and that is why we have no show at all. So, what can we do to bring them in? If you have an idea let me know.
As new people come in and as I talk to other members I tell them this. If each new member-only brought us one other member we would be on our way to success. The arithmetic is exciting but people are still reluctant to act. When we get to 1000 it will be easier to motivate people to add to our numbers.
I think when we get to 2000 we can start to do some effective work to change things if you want details on the plan our first target action let me know.
I hope you all will go back to work and continue adding people to our numbers. I work faithfully to find others to add to this outreach team I added one today even getting people to help is getting a little easier. And from boosted posts and consistent copy and pasting of our website link all over Facebook threads people are starting to come to the group as a result. People asking to join used to happen once every few months. Lately, we are getting a couple each week.
Last year we had a budget of $620.00 I spent approx. 100.00 on Facebook boosted posts (advertising) another $170.00 was spent on a special camera and mic for doing podcasts and YouTube videos. When I can get free from outreach work, Max and I will start making videos. Another $90.00 was spent on the website yearly fees and domain fees and $75.00 on printer needs. We have $185.00 left but like last year some people offer without being asked and we always have a few dollars to work with.
In closing I want you to know that we have a number of excellent tools to work with when you want to acquaint people with our organization. We have an electronic version of our organization handout. On it is the information to get to our website as well as our Facebook group. There is our toll-free number listed and a short explanation of our mission.
The best tool is the website itself. When I am in on a thread of conversation and some are complaining about the way things are I invite them to join us and paste the website for all to see. Free advertising.
There is much more. For those who run out of friends, I have been collecting leads. I have about 100 and can get more when there is a demand for them. I would like to have a zoom meeting with an agenda based on this letter, a brainstorming session. If enough of you are interested in a session of 1 hour as described please let me know.
Garry Jollymore , The Preparedness Project 2018 Founder
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Around 600 gallons of rainwater can be harvested from about one inch of rain if it falls from a thousand square foot roof. First, be sure to check with your local ordinances before harvesting rainwater. Some have gotten a little particular recently about this. Second, before drinking rainwater be sure that you have thoroughly researched the purifying process in order to protect yourself from possible illness. "The population is growing, but the water supply is not," says Bill Hoffman, a coordinator for the City of Austin Water Conservation Program, in Texas. That's why people around the country are turning to the centuries-old practice of collecting rain as an alternative source of water.
See below : One of our members sent this awesome and informative video along. This is an interesting way to begin doing something a practice for the future.