Yes, Jeff, there is reason to rush. And I'll tell you why.
I got a very gracious letter from Andrea at the dedicated fund that raises money for the Hanoi Peace Village - Dr. Jeff's favorite charity. Among other things, she wrote:
I first wanted to thank you for bringing this cause to light and for motivating people to take a moment and give back. I also wanted to let you know that we are tracking the funds you raised and will be taking them to the Peace Village in the spring and will let you know what they are going to be used for.However, this fund will stop raising money for the Peace Village on March 1st. That's just two days away! The Peace Village, apparently, will begin raising its own money soon. But that won't be for a while, and they need all the support they can get now. I invite everyone to visit our original appeal and give whatever you can to support the Peace Village now while you can! Yes, it is urgent. Your gift will make a real difference, and imagine the pride you'll feel being part of the Mary Worth and Me community, and giving to Dr. Jeff's favorite cause. We've raised over $300 so far, and I really believe we can hit $1,000, but we need to act quickly!