Glen's campaign for Direct Relief

I'm raising money to benefit Direct Relief, an organization that mobilizes and provides essential medical resources for areas in the greatest need. My friends in the medical community are putting their lives on the line every day for our lives, and they need proper protection and equipment.

More information about Direct Relief: Direct Relief improves the health and lives of people affected by poverty and emergency situations by equipping healthcare facilities in resource-poor areas with medicines and supplies. Direct Relief delivers medical resources to people affected by disasters and provides ongoing support in more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Currently, Direct Relief is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As an incentive, when I reach my goal, I will post a freely downloadable epub version of a brand new novella, "We Are Sitting in a Room", on my website (

This is from my forthcoming ALL HAPPY PEOPLE project, a novel in stories about the difficult, challenging negotiations people make with their ideas of meaning or happiness on their way to achieving versions of both. This one's about  being alone and idealistic and young. And going record shopping (ask your parents, kids). It's also an homage to a lost New York I'm not sure was actually there even when we lived in it...

The ebook will be available from my website, complete with gorgeous Jonas Yip  cover art, at the conclusion of this campaign. Please give generously, support our medical professionals and communities in need, and help me spread the word.


  • Karen Ellery 
    • $19 
    • 2 mos
  • Paul Miller 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
  • Catherine Singer 
    • $10 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 mos
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Glen Hirshberg 
La Crescenta, CA
Direct Relief 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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