Disclaimer: Much as I would like to be, I am in no way affiliated with the people mentioned in this post, nor with anyone associated with them, their careers, or their family members.
I’m just spreading the word.
John Barrowman — a.k.a. Jack Harkness from Doctor Who/Torchwood, Malcolm Merlyn from Arrow, too many others to name, and (if you’re like me) that guy with the awesome singing voice that you really wish you could see on stage — has set up a fundraiser to help Barbara Garcia and her dog Bowser, victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
The way I understand it is that he is collecting money from whomever is willing to donate, after which he plans to write out a big check for Ms. Garcia.
In addition, it would seem that Mr. Barrowman’s partner Scott plans to design Ms. Garcia’s new house if they reach their goal of $100,000.
You can check out his Twitter feed at John Barrowman News for more details.
He is currently collecting funds through two sources that I’m aware of.
One is through crowfunding site GoFundMe.
GoFundMe, near as I can tell, requires credit or debit cards as a method of payment.
So, if you’re like me, and don’t like giving such information online for security reasons… or maybe you don’t have a credit card available, you can also donate via PayPal, directly from one email to another:
Given what little I know of PayPal, this particular method appears to be a straight person-to-person transfer… not a “donation” link of any kind. There will likely be admin fees involved in any money offered.
Not much of a fee, of course. At least, not for the sender. For instance, it calculated a 5 cent fee when I entered 10 dollars for testing purposes, and 3 cents on a similar 5 dollar test. (That would appear to be the half a percent fee for sending it overseas.) But there is a fee, nonetheless.
I’m not sure what other fees there might to receive money. Not to mention the currency exchange rate, depending on where you’re donating from.
Please keep these fees in mind when deciding how much you are willing and able to offer.
And for the record, if you send it via PayPal, the money is received by Teresa Marsh.
The third option, of course, is pre-paid credit cards, of which there are many to choose from.
Then either account is an option, though PayPal’s fees are a little higher when funded with credit cards.
Thank you. Any help would be appreciated.