Oct. 05, 2012 Update with Special Fundraiser

Hello Everyone:

Our friend Kevin has generously agreed to help us finalize our Green Bank Data Transportation Package fundraiser.  This fundraiser will provide 20 2TB hard drives to SETI at Home which will be used to transport Green Bank Telescope data back and forth between the observation telescope and the SETI offices.

To view his thread on the SETI forum, please visit: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69623#1291830

To date we've raised $800 toward our goal of $2660 for this fundraiser.  As we have $1860 to go on this fundraiser, Kevin has offered to match donations, dollar for dollar until we reach this goal of $1860.  In simpler terms, for every dollar you donate toward this fundraiser, Kevin will match it throughout the duration of this fundraising drive.

Here are the details:

1. Goal $1860.

2. Purpose: fully funding our drive for 20 2TB hard drives for our Green Bank Transport Drive fundraiser.

3. Duration: the fundraiser will start today (Friday) and run through the weekend (23:50 Monday PDT)

4. Kevin will match all donations to this project dollar for dollar.  If you donate $50, he will kick in another $50 until our goal of $1860 has been reached.

You can donate to this project through several mediums, listed below:

1. You can donate to our general pool by visiting http://www.gpuug.org/content/setihome-green-bank-data-transport-package

2. Donate a drive itself through our cash-equivalent feature: http://www.gpuug.org/content/cash-4-drive-hitachi-gst-deskstar-7k3000-hd...

3. Or you can donate directly to SETI by visiting http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_donate.php.  Be sure to forward along your confirmation if you donate directly to SETI so we can ensure your donation is matched.

I'm looking forward to helping to fund SETI through our generous donors.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at brad@gpuug.org.


Brad Deauman - Director - GPU Users Group Inc.