Earlier this week, I sat in our booth at the annual AUSA convention furiously scrawling notes with a pen intended for booth swag and a notepad meant for the same.
“Please help us win $300K to aid military families in need. http://www.RefreshEverything.com Text 103268 then 103144 to 73774. Thank you! (When was the last time you got a hand-written thank-you note?)”
Our printed flyers weren’t ready when the convention started, so I went old-school. We were in the last week of competition. We couldn’t afford to miss a chance to reach as many of the 33,000 attendees as possible. For the entire morning, a fantastic volunteer and I scribbled ourselves into hand cramps. Everyone who came by the booth those three days heard our spiel.
Was it worth it?
Even if we don’t win the heated grant contest, I know we spent that morning and the previous five months or so working to do more for and better by our clients. And we got to meet and chat with all kinds of terrific people who were quick to offer encouraging words and votes.
Anything can happen these last few days. If you can take a few minutes to add your vote for us and the eight other military charities we’re voting this month, we’d really appreciate it.