Hey, it's only generous if someone sends Mac some funds or gear. I figure if
we are going to keep losing $ on these conferences, it may as well be for a
good cause.;)
jp


 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom DeReggi [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 2:57 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; WISPA General List
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Funding help - The Challenge

Jon,

Wow!  That is a very generous contribution / offer.

Tom DeReggi
RapidDSL & Wireless, Inc
IntAirNet- Fixed Wireless Broadband


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Price" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'WISPA General List'" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:40 PM
Subject: RE: [WISPA] Funding help - The Challenge


> In addition to what's below, fwiw:
>
> 1) I'd like to challenge and/or incent any supplier to send gear to Mac in
> return for anything I can provide in equal value of exposure or additional
> support during the show... space, ads, whatever makes sense to get that
> pallet of equipment off the dock on the road to NOLA.
>
> I've been talking to a few of the more conspicuously absent names for that
> donation list about this already, but haven't had any firm takers so far. 
> If
> you are on the fence about doing something, lmk and we'll find a way to 
> make
> it worthwhile to ship out whatever you have that Mac needs and can get 
> into
> the field ASAP.
>
> 2) If anyone sends Mac / Churchofthe.Net / WISPA a donation of $350 or 
> more,
> I'll comp you a pass for our full conference if you haven't signed up yet.
> After you get your receipt from Mac, just send me an email and we'll sort 
> it
> out.
>
> 3) If you don't have the $350 to kick in, but are on the fence about
> pitching in from afar or just going there to help for even a few solid
> hours, same difference. Send me an email afterwards and we'll work it out,
> but either way just do something NOW.
>
> btw, a few weeks back someone here was talking about having a WISPA 
> meeting
> in a field with tents and jetskis. Well, now's your chance, gang.:)
>
> cheers,
>
> Jon
>
>
> Jon Price
> Managing Dir, ISPCON
> CEO, The Golden Group, Inc.
> P: 720.221.7225 F: 720.221.7477
> www.inboxevent.com  www.ispcon.com
> Inside ISPCON Blog: http://ispcon.blogs.com
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
> Behalf Of John Scrivner
> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:05 AM
> To: WISPA General List
> Subject: [WISPA] Funding help - The Challenge
>
> I am coming down your way Mac. Expect me Thursday late or more likely
> Friday. I will either come with Rick Harnish or load a trailer of my own 
> and
> bring it your way. Either way I am coming to help any way I can for a few
> days.
>
> For those of you who want to help, "cash" is the word of the day. Get Mac
> some money. He won't tell you this but I know he has spent several 
> thousand
> of his own money running this deal. It is time for all of you to help. Go 
> to
> http://crisis.wispa.org/ and you can send through the Churchofthe.Net 
> 501c3
> there if you need the tax write-off or is only way your company can help.
> Send it directly to Mac's Paypal if the tax credit is not required. His
> email for paypal is  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>
> Jon Price of ISPCON has sent us $2000 to help. That is a challenge I 
> think.
> If any of the rest of you have done well in this business and have it to
> spare then please send Mac's group some cash. Last I heard he needs lots 
> of
> Cat 5 also. So let's get it together guys. Mac and many others down south
> are working to help these folks. Let's help them. They need food and water
> too. We need to get them money to operate and to live. Until Uncle Sam 
> steps
> in (maybe never) then we will have to do whatever we can to help with what
> we can put together ourselves.
>
> Here is the challenge to all. I want Mac to have $10K to work with before
> Monday morning. Get to work! Get him some cash!
> Thanks guys,
> Scriv
>
>
> Mac Dearman wrote:
>
>> Rick,
>>
>>   I will shoot you the info to get you base camp, but our sleeping
>> arrangements are less than desireable and we have men sleeping
>> everywhere so come prepared for whatever.  I also am going to have
>> another changing out of crew and may be in need of some more
>> volunteers by the weekend. If any of you are interested in DONATING
>> YOUR TIME & GAS please shoot me an email off list stating your
>> abilities using the KISS method ( keep it simple stupid)
>>
>>   I can not have anyone and everyone just roll into camp. If you do
>> not have authorization from me - - do not come. I have experienced
>> this and allowed a couple guys into camp because they came from so
>> far.I am trying to keep us at a maneagble and efficeient level and not
>> overwhelm the Camel we are riding. We are now EOC certified and have
>> badges to wear around our necks for identification. We have a FULL
>> PASS permit given to us by EOC Mississippi. We had a group of men roll
>> back into camp this morning that was at the farm for a week and then
>> they went home to take care of some business and are back!!!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Mac
>>
>> Rick Harnish wrote:
>>
>>> Mac,
>>>
>>> I plan on pulling out of Indiana, tomorrow afternoon.  Tell me what
>>> else I
>>> can bring.  I have over 100 computer monitors and 30 computers, oh
>>> and 10
>>> pallets of pretzels :)  Will probably run through Mount Vernon, IL
>>> and try
>>> to drag Scriv along.  I will need directions to where I need to go.
>>> I will
>>> be heading back on Monday but I'm yours for the weekend.
>>>
>>>
>>> Rick Harnish
>>> President
>>> OnlyInternet Broadband & Wireless, Inc.
>>> 260-827-2482 Office
>>> 260-307-4000 Cell
>>> 260-918-4340 VoIP
>>> www.oibw.net
>>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>> Behalf Of Mac Dearman
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:08 AM
>>> To: WISPA General List
>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Funding help
>>>
>>> Cliff,
>>>
>>> I appreciate you more than you as these guys are looking to me for
>>> their next meal and I will do whatever I can do to keep them in gas and
>>> food. This has been a TRUE grass rootd campaign right down to the CAT5
>>> cable. We have all used our own stock of goods and we have gotten no
>>> help from anywhere short of a few donations that totaled about
>>> $2000.00 .
>>>
>>>   If you send your donation to my paypal account we will have use of
>>> those funds now. Then I can make a call and tell the boys not to use
>>> my/their credit card to buy the metal (angle iron...etc) with personal
>>> money - - - -- - come get my PayPal card.
>>>
>>> THANKS A MILLION!!!!
>>> Mac
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Cliff wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Mac,
>>>> I've donated equipment to JohnnyO's effort.
>>>> Where to you want me to send $1,000 to for your's?
>>>>
>>>> Cliff - Work
>>>> 985-879-3219
>>>> www.cssla.com
>>>> www.triparish.net
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>>>> Behalf Of Mac Dearman
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:15 AM
>>>> To: WISPA General List
>>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] response to Pulver Blog & Funding help
>>>>
>>>> Carl,
>>>>
>>>>  I really have a lot to say on this very subject, but I have too many
>>>> other things going on - - - like path calcs and getting the right gear
>>>> for the job and about 24 men to pat on the back and a personal hug for
>>>> each of them everyday as I see them. Make no mistake about it - - - - -
>>>> - these men are the unsung heroes!!
>>>>
>>>> Funding? FUNDING?
>>>>     3 men from this list is all that have donated  and short of that
>>>> there has been no funding!! Macs Farm fed and watered every night thus
>>>> far except last night as we are in Ponchatula, Louisiana and 3
>>>> nights my
>>>> brothers and sisters came over and cooked to give Sharon a break as she
>>>> has washed clothes, cooked, mopped the floors everyday, answered the
>>>> phones, ran Maximum Access, ran Dixie Lift truck services and then made
>>>> sure she had what she needed for the next day.
>>>>
>>>> Damn, I guess we will all be under a shelter next looking for a
>>>> meal. I was wondering if there are no funding available to help
>>>> these fine men
>>>>
>>>> and myself? How about some kind of fund raising?
>>>>
>>>> We are buying angle iron & cinder blocks this morning and all that
>>>> it takes to build a heavy non penetrating roof mount to place atop
>>>> of a University Library. This is being built by my team and you
>>>> wouldnt believe the talents and abilities here. We have a mobile lab
>>>> and a mobile shop that is amazing. Truthfully - - - - - there has
>>>> been a divine hand guiding this whole thing and it is more than
>>>> evident in my eyes.
>>>>
>>>> Mac Dearman
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Carl A Jeptha wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> My apologies if I upset anybody, but this is what I commented on
>>>>> the above Blog, I am tired of all the bullshit.  I am angry that I
>>>>> cannot be there to help these guys with what they are doing, so
>>>>> Mac, Johnny and Company remember there is another side to this -
>>>>> being frustrated because you cannot lift a hand to help.
>>>>> <quote>
>>>>> "Gentlemen and Ladies,
>>>>> May I draw your attention to a group of WISP (Wireless Internet
>>>>> Service Providers) who before an "disaster" was declared was
>>>>> already delivering "communications" to shelters. When "only 40
>>>>> people" had died from Katrina, they were on the ground and knew the
>>>>> tally would be
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> in the thousands, they knew New Orleans would not be spared. These are
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> the men and women who were on the ground running before FEMA and
>>>>> the President was properly briefed. They were the ones, with
>>>>> donations
>>>>> from other WISP's and related services who started the first
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> communications. Don't be fooled by the "BIG GUYS" PR Dept. because
>>>>> they were a full week or more behind these WISPS, but we don't have
>>>>> a PR dept. who only sees this as a marketing opportunity.
>>>>> Please visit the site of these wisps - <a
>>>>> href="http://www.crisis.wispa.org";>http://www.crisis.wispa.org</a> and
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> our parent org. <a
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> href="http://www.wispa.org.";>http://www.wispa.org.</a>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Please note I find it very distressing to see these unsung heroes
>>>>> not been mentioned.
>>>>> These people have been working eighteen hour days, using their own
>>>>> resources to deliver these communication services."
>>>>> <unquote>
>>>>>
>>>>> So guys just keep your heads high and know that where ever I see
>>>>> you not being recognized, I will pipe up in my normal abrasive rude
>>>>> self and tell the true story. For those of  you like me who cannot
>>>>> help, I believe this is the way we can do it. Call your local
>>>>> radio/tv station
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> and newspaper and make them tell Mac, Johnny and Company's true story.
>>>>>
>>>>> Ok I feel better now :-[
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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