From the email grab bag! It’s too late for one of the workshops – not too late for the other. It’s never ever too late to donate.
Dear Georgia URISA members and friends,
In an effort to raise some much needed funding for Joe and his family, Georgia URISA is presenting two workshops to benefit the Bless family. Building an Address Repository Using the FGDC Standard workshop will be held April 16th. GITA SE has now donated a second workshop, Using AutoCAD Data in ArcGIS. For both, we were able to get everything donated in terms of licensing, instructor time and classroom space, so 100% of the funds raised for this workshop will go directly to the Bless family to help them get through the challenges that they are now facing. Special thanks go to Sara Yurman and Tripp Corbin for agreeing to teach the classes pro bono, Natalie Culpepper for donating classroom space at the ESRI offices in Alpharetta, and Keri Brennan for donating the URISA workshop license for us to use at no cost. This has all come together in a short period of time so that we can provide assistance in a timely manner to Joe. Please take this opportunity to leverage some great training at an affordable cost while helping out one of our colleagues in his time of need.
A fund is also set up for you to give directly to the Bless family. Here is the link to the donation page:
https://fundly.com/aiding-the-bless-family. Every dollar helps them to buy clothes for their children, food, and to repair the house so that they can move back home. If you would rather to donate time, then rest assured that construction helpers are not going out of style any time soon. Contact me at President@gaurisa.org, and I can connect you with their friend who is the contractor for the repairs.
Visit http://gaurisa.org for more info!