HP-41 Auction for Charity – Support for 911 Heros
I recently received a “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” tee shirt from Scott Zelenak and the New York I.U.O.E. Local 15D Surveyors.
I was very honored to receive the shirt and wanted to do something to show support of the rebuilding of the WTC and also to honor the fallen and living heros.
They asked for a donation of $25 for the shirt and however for me writing a check for $25 was too easy, I believe that in order to show true support the donation needs to hurt a little and $25 means almost nothing to me.
I have decided that I am going to auction off my HP-41 with survey pac and donate the proceeds to Scott Zelenak and allow him to decide how best to support the living and fallen heros of the 911 tragedy, I consider Scott to be a smart honorable surveyor and “boots on the ground” he will know how best to spend the proceeds of the auction. I don’t care if the proceeds go to a single person or to an organization as long as the cause is worthy.
Yes, losing this calculator will hurt a bit as it has been by my side for nearly a quarter of a century and is still in pretty good condition. When I bought it the cost was over a weeks salary for me, I learned it, moved from I-Man to crew chief and never looked back.
I believed it would help move me ahead as a surveyor and boy did it, we have done a lot of work together especially during the days of calcing everything on the fly on the hood of the truck. It is very sentimental to me and I gladly donate it to the living and fallen heros of 911.
If you decide to participate I am sure it will be helpful to your karma, so let’s help mend some old wounds and pay it forward too!!
1. It will run until May 1 (My moms birthday, God rest her soul)
2. To place a bid just reply to this post with the amount.
3. Once the winning bidder has paid Scott Z and funds are received I will mail the package to the winner.
4. Scott will pick a deserving charity and report back to the forum.
(Maybe Wendell will make this a sticky, hopefully)
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