My good friend and fellow writer, Mirren Hogan, and her family have just suffered a terrible loss.
Their home has been destroyed by the brush fires raging across Australia.
I'm asking this community to reach out and help one of our own during this trying time as Mirren and her family assess their losses and rebuild.
Please donate what you can and share even if you are unable to donate. The more people we reach, the more money we can raise.
Book sales are also welcome. You can find all of Mirren's amazing books here: https://www.amazon.com/Mirren-Hogan/e/B01MAYXJV9
GoFund Me is asking these questions so I can withdraw the money and send it to Mirren, so I'm placing my answers here:
Who you are and where you’re from: I am Courtney Cannon, an American author and publisher. I write under the name C.L. Cannon.
Your relationship or contact to the parties you're raising funds for: Mirren is a good friend and colleague who I have worked with and published in the past.
How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): These funds will be used to help Mirren and her family with any needs they have between now and when they get their insurance settlement. If they have any leftover after they get the insurance payout, they will be using it to rebuild their home, which was completely destroyed by the fires in Australia.
Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from the campaign to the ultimate beneficiary/ies: Since GoFundMe won't let me hand it over to her because she lives in a different country. Mirren and I have agreed to send the money via Paypal, which is a method of payment I have used with her before.