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Give it up for conservation

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owner profile imageJason Hanson via Crowdrise
May 16, 2011

I shall not stop until the planet is safe! (Which means I shall be here a while...) :-/  See more
Jason Hanson

THE STORY:

A long time ago, I was a little kid in love with Star Wars. I was captivated by the magic of The Force, scared by Darth Vader, and inspired by the rebel alliance who stood up against the forces of evil despite impossible odds and incredible personal risk.
I'm almost 40 now, but still a boy at heart, and even though I understand the world is far more complex and nuanced than simple good vs. bad, the lessons I learned from cinematic fairy tales still resonate with me. They still resonate because I realize that sometimes we need black and white stories to remind us where we need to aim.
It seems only fitting that years after I was enthralled by Star Wars, I find myself "on the same side" as Harrison Ford, the man who brought Han Solo (AND Indiana Jones, but don't get me started) to life. He has been standing up for the real life planet of Earth (not Tattoine or Alderaan, or Hoth, or...) against forces that would threaten it, and he's doing it in a positive and constructive way.
Today, I found that Mr. Ford, one of my life long moral icons, actually read comments I'd made on this site!! That's right, Han Freaking Solo bothered to acknowledge my puny efforts to help try and save this troubled Earth, and better yet, he actually knew I meant "crusty old sock" in the most glowing and respectful of terms! (I wrote that here when I set up the account. Who knew he'd read that?!!?!)

In light of this, I'm digging deeper than I've ever dug for an organization. $300 more goes to Conservation International:
$100 for my friends, who may have let their childhood "Force" weaken,
$100 in memory of my father Alden who drove me to Regina, SK to see Star Wars in 1979,
and $100 to acknowledge Harrison Ford's sense of humor and commitment. I truly respect and appreciate him (and I hope he bothers to read THIS too!).

I continue to challenge everyone to give what they can.
My hat is off to everyone on the team, and thanks to Crowdwise for making it all fun!

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$645

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  • Jason Hanson

    $100

  • Jason Hanson

    $300

  • Marti McKenna

    $20

  • Jody Hanson

    $30

  • Jason Hanson

    $25

  • Jason Hanson

    $150

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65% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $10,225 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Harrison Ford

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$3,481

 

35% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Beth Pratt

Amount Raised

$2,669

 

267% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Catherine Newland

Amount Raised

$2,314

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Jason Hanson

Amount Raised

$645

 

65% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Benjamin Zoll

Amount Raised

$300

 

60% Raised of$500 Goal

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Dina Brereton

Amount Raised

$180

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Melanie Crosmun

Amount Raised

$125

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Takako Kawabata

Amount Raised

$120

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

DONATION: $150

I just celebrated my 40th birthday, and my friends donated money instead of buying me stuff. Thanks to all of them for being such great, great people!! 8 years ago

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

DONATION: $25

Donation made on behalf of my uncle Arl. I didn't buy him anything for his birthday, so instead he gets the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing his loss is the planet's gain. 8 years ago

Jody Hanson

Jody Hanson

DONATION: $30

Also to Dad, who drove also drove Jason and me to Moose Jaw to see Return of the Jedi, which was one of the best days of our little lives. :) 8 years ago

Marti McKenna

Marti McKenna

DONATION: $20

Dude, you shouldn't have to be the only one donating to your campaign! Good luck. :) 8 years ago

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

DONATION: $300

8 years ago

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

DONATION: $100

To all the warriors for planet Earth! 8 years ago