Call to “Match the $291 raised in Harlem for the BAsics Bus Tour”
A brother who worked on raising money in Harlem sent out this call: “I want to ask people to match the $291 that was raised in Harlem for the Basics Bus Tour. Triple it, quadruple it if you can. Raising this money was fun but it was a very, very necessary thing to do. Humanity needs revolution but there won’t be revolution without the BAsics. People have to find out about BA, and this tour is making that happen.
$291 was raised in Harlem last weekend at a yard sale and a penny drive where a five-gallon water jug was set up next to an enlargement of BAsics quote 5:7, “American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People’s Lives.” Everyone walking by was asked if they agreed with this statement. From there we talked more about the tour. Everybody was told that their contribution was needed to help bring the tour to New York and surrounding areas, and that they should put as much money as they could into the jug — but big or small everybody could contribute something. 74 people threw in $80, and this, added to the $151 raised at the sale ended up in a successful day. Another 55 people contributed $60 the next day, bringing the total to $291.00 from 129 people in Harlem.
The brother who worked on this yard sale and penny drive continued: “People from and around the projects did an important thing giving this money and they need to be encouraged and made stronger by seeing other people matching it. It would mean so much if people knew that what they did inspired professionals and professors to support the bus tour, to match our $291. It would mean a whole lot. This is part of a bigger picture. The BAsics Bus Tour introduced Virginia, the sister in Sanford, Florida, to BA through BAsics, then some people in the projects got introduced to Virginia and what she had to say. It’s beautiful. It’s inspirational. It’s something that ricochets-Bing! Bing! Bing! This is spreading, and it means so much. I’m asking you to make it go farther. This is the beginning of how a movement of hundreds becomes thousands, and thousands can become millions and then more millions in the right situation.”
Donate here. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org when you’ve gotten a matching donation. Also, ask the person donating to write a statement saying why they are doing so. This can be shared with the people in Harlem so people can get a sense of each other in this movement for revolution and around this Bus Tour, and would also be part of encouraging others to contribute.