Skip to content
daniellemeitiv's profile image - click for profile

Danielle Meitiv's Fundraiser:

Chesapeake Climate Action Network 2017 Polar Bear Plunge

Danielle's Photo
 

Thank you!
January 28, 2017

Wow - what an experience! Today, I jumped into the verryyy cold Potomac River, along with more than a hundred other crazy people, to raise $$  See more

BENEFITING: CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK

ORGANIZER: CHESAPEAKE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK

EVENT: CCAN Polar Plunge 2017

EVENT DATE: Jan 28, 2017

Danielle Meitiv

THE STORY:

OK, so I'm doing this.


On January 28th, I will join a team of brave climate warriors and jump into the icy waters of the Potomac River to support the fight to stabilize our climate.

Yes, I know it sounds insane - but you know what’s REALLY crazy? Trump is stocking his administration with people who refuse to accept the reality of climate change. Global temperatures hit record highs year after year, droughts persist, floods ravage communities all over the world, but these greedy deniers put their profits before the future of human civilization. THAT's insane.

As a climate scientist, I know the terrible impacts of climate-damaging emissions. As a citizen, I’m beyond scared – I’m ANGRY. And I’m taking action. On January 28th, I’ll join hundreds of other climate activists to support the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) in their 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Dedicated activists like me come together and sacrifice their warmth to help CCAN keep winter cold (learn more at www.keepwintercold.org). 

What does jumping into an ice-cold river have to do with helping CCAN? Well that’s where you come in! I’m agreeing to jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter IF you and others agree to sponsor me. You’re dollars will help CCAN continue to fulfill its mission of educating and mobilizing citizens in Maryland, Virginia, DC and beyond to take concrete steps to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

I’ve set a personal goal of raising $500 this year. Can you help out by donating $35, $50 or $100 to sponsor me? Your gift will not only deem my plunge into the frigid waters a success, but it will also enable CCAN to continue pushing forth with clean energy victories in the Chesapeake region and the nation alike. Need an added bonus? Your gift is 100% tax deductible!

You also get to know that your gift will go to a great cause. CCAN continues to win critical victories for our climate. CCAN’s top priority in Virginia is to build on the bipartisan support they earned last year for a bill that would cut carbon and bring much needed funds to Virginia’s coastal communities suffering from sea level rise-induced flooding. Meanwhile in Maryland, CCAN is working to ban fracking in Maryland as the hard-fought 2.5 year moratorium is set to expire in 2017. But there’s still much more to be done!

Thank you so much for supporting the fight against climate change and for supporting me my personal pursuit to make a positive change in our world. I’ll be gearing up to run into the water the morning of January 28th and would love for you to come down to National Harbor and join the fun! There will be plenty of hot cocoa and treats for everyone!

Your friend in (freezing cold!) solidarity,

Danielle 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,035

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Joelle Novey

     

  • Alex SB

    $10

  • Chris Wilhelm

    $25

  • Damon Feldman

     

  • Davin and Elyse

    $50

  • Jonathan Bernstein

    $10

  • L Fury

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Diane Gleit

    $50

  • Barrie Wheeler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jessica Brown

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Janet, Alex, Marco and Leo

    $25

  • Judy Jacobs

    $50

  • Lavinia Klein

    $100

  • Pintip

     

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • SilverSpring4Bernie@gmail.com

    $100

  • Randall Luttenberg

    $36

  • Alen and Gail

    $18

  • Alan Cohen, BioLogical Pest Management

    $54

  • Rob Levy

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lynne Silver

     

  • Steven Wright

    $25

  • Dad

    $36

  • Lori & Melissa Hahn

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $33,202 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kirsten Collings

Amount Raised

$5,435

 

136% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Tidwell

Amount Raised

$5,215

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Monique Sullivan

Amount Raised

$3,365

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Havemann

Amount Raised

$2,310

 

116% Raised of $1,999 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Cook

Amount Raised

$2,291

 

100% Raised of $2,300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James McGarry

Amount Raised

$1,940

 

92% Raised of $2,100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Jacobosn

Amount Raised

$1,194

 

119% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Taylor Smith-Hams

Amount Raised

$1,175

 

118% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lori & Melissa Hahn

Lori & Melissa Hahn

DONATION: $25

Save us Please! 1 year ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $36

1 year ago

Steven Wright

Steven Wright

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lynne Silver

Lynne Silver

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Maybe you can hit $1k :). 1 year ago

Rob Levy

Rob Levy

DONATION: $18

Go Danielle, go! 1 year ago

Alan Cohen, BioLogical Pest Management

Alan Cohen, BioLogical Pest Management

DONATION: $54

in honor of Safe Grow Montgomery, volunteer advocates for health 1 year ago

Alen and Gail

Alen and Gail

DONATION: $18

Go Superwoman! 1 year ago

Randall Luttenberg

Randall Luttenberg

DONATION: $36

from Rand, Heidi, David, and Isaac 1 year ago

SilverSpring4Bernie@gmail.com

SilverSpring4Bernie@gmail.com

DONATION: $100

To all the activists in MD D20! OR 1 year ago