They said I may proceed to collect donations. However, I am NOT allowed to do so with the raffle method. That is fine with me, I was just trying to do what I could to help boost donations for the cause. So I put the donation button back out on my site. It has to be a free and clear donation. Anything can help, as even folks giving little amount can add up quickly if enough people do so.
I know many were perhaps distrustful of it all or maybe even of me? But all I can do is try my best to carry through with this. For what is it worth, I do give my word that 100% of the money collected is going to be used for those in need. I have NO intention to keep any of it.
Even if you are unable to donate, please don't be shy about sharing about it. The more who know, the better. The details and the link to donate are on the homepage of my site. Thank you for your time and attention.
***This particular fund raiser has ended and the funds collected were distributed anonymously. The names and addresses of the families were kept private as to avoid embarassment. They were also were unaware of being on the list themselves. It was a surprise for them and hopefully they have no clue as to where funds came from. This was meant as purely for God's glory. ***