Passing the Hat for Donations 2019 - Server rent is almost due again!

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Passing the Hat for Donations 2019 - Server rent is almost due again!

Post by JohnBG » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:48 pm

Fellow Steeds,

I always tell folks that want to donate thru the year to wait until we pass the hat to cover the server rent. Well, the server rent is due in early May, so it's time to pass the hat again. It costs about $1500 a year for server hosting (we use a lot of bandwidth and storage) and paying the geek squad to fix it when it goes on the fritz or Ivan spills Baltika on the server.

Those that donate will receive the "Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019" rank. For those of you that have donated in the past, thank you for your past donations, it's time to "re-up". For 11 years, you folks have helped keep us running. Hard to believe it's been that long... :old:

To send a donation via PayPal (preferred method), just click on one of the below links. If you don't have a PayPal account and want to pay with a credit card, it only takes a minute to set up a new PayPal account. Be sure to put your Soviet Steeds handle/nickname in the notes or comment section when sending payment so I know who to make a Hero of the Soviet Union out of.

To send $25 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/25
To send $50 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/50
To send $100 via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds/100
To send any amount you want via PayPal --> https://www.paypal.me/sovietsteeds

If you don't have or want PayPal and want to snail mail a check, you can send it to me at the following address. Be sure to put a note in with the check with your Soviet Steeds handle/nickname so I can up you to the Hero rank.

John Grocke
3199 Yarmouth Ave.
Deltona, FL 32738

Thank you again for your generous support in keeping this site up and running for almost a dozen years and making it what it is. I am humbled by your support.
John Grocke aka "JohnBG"
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Re: Passing the Hat for Donations 2019 - Server rent is almost due again!

Post by wooden nickel » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 pm

Done.
Thanks for everything John.
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Post by harley040 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:07 pm

Sent you some cash via Paypal. Thanks for what you do. Harley040

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Post by Penrod » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:16 pm

Did it. Thanks for your efforts. :bow:
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Post by rehab circus » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:44 pm

Done! Thanks for all your work! I can't imagine being a Ural owner without this forum.
:cheers:
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Post by Lofty » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:46 pm

Contribution sent. Thanks for your efforts.
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Post by lendrinkard » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:55 pm

Done, thanks John
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Post by Waffl6 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 pm

Done. Glad to have been a member here for the past year and looking forward to many more! Finally found a rig this month...
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Post by TNT9848 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:45 pm

Done-
Thanks for the hard work!
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Post by rougaroo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:42 pm

Thanks, John. Can't be 12 years!

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Post by DrFaulken » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:39 am

Done! Thank you for hosting this great site!
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Post by 47ohv » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:42 am

Done. Thanks for all your hard work and many hours you put in. Great fourm with good people
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Post by BinDerSmokDat » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:06 am

Paypal sent. Thanks John for keeping things running.

Everyone, give something, even a fiver if you got some useful information off of this site in 2018.
This fund drive ought to be done in less than 24 hours every year.

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Post by 30Ablue » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:14 pm

Sent, thank you for this site!
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Post by Kthulu » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:34 pm

I'm in!
Moolah sent!

Thanks for all you do to keep this place up and running!!
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