For the Record: Christmas Charity for a Veteran Tanker
Hello everyone, now, this is not something I do every day, but this time, the cause is good, so… here goes. Introduction I think that all of us, who are playing World of Tanks and are interested in history do realize that the world of tanks (not the game, the real world) is not just about the steel monsters. It’s also (even mostly) about the men who rode them to battle. Real life veterans. There are World War 2 veterans still alive, men who actually fought on all those tanks we use in WoT today. The greatest war in history is ancient history for us, yet for them it was something they really experienced sometimes costing them their health, sometimes all their friends or family members. Wargaming America actually donated to veteran organizations in the past, yet we have seen no such thing from Wargaming EU. The “official” argument is that there are too many nations and veteran organizations in Europe to donate. Instead, you might remember that silly anonymous “charity” for “war children” (and I think everyone can imagine how big charities operate, eating up 50 percent of the donations just to “cover their costs”.) Well, several Czechoslovak community members (including me) decided to do something about it. The people involved in this are Carramba66 (who came up with this and organized it), me, Akcido, Uanubis, CatfoodCZ (well known Czech streamers and videomakers) and Clearevil (yes, a moderator). Basically, what happened was, Carramba came to us all for support – he contacted the official Czechoslovak veteran organization Československá Obec Legionářská with this and they did agree to back it up. Please note that this charity is NOT supported or organized by Wargaming, it’s an individual venture. How it works It’s very simple: there is a transparent account (everyone can see movements on it) opened by Carramba66. Everything, that gets donated to the account, will go straight to that one veteran, handpicked by the ČSOL veteran organization (to who, that is entirely up to them). No “fees”, no money loss, no bullshit. Just a simple transfer. Details will be posted below. I will keep an eye on this and will make sure there are no complications in any part of the process – after all, I am giving my reputation here at stake too and so are the others. The legal aspect is covered by a binding legal contract between the veteran organization and Carramba66 personally. This contract will be made public. We hope to raise enough money to make this man’s Christmas better, perhaps enough for a week at some health spa and to buy some medical accessories this man needs. For my part: ALL DONATIONS FOR FTR between now (today, 25.11.2013) and 17.12.2013 (23:59) will be transferred to the charity account. A list of donators will also be issued, so everything is transparent. Carramba66 made a video (you can turn on the English subtitles) * * So, by now you are probably asking: Why should I donate to a Czech veteran, since I am a foreigner? Well, the answer is simple. You don’t have to. There are thousands of veterans still alive in your own countries, who, especially in former Eastern Bloc, are living in poor conditions. Your own veterans need you. go, google your own veteran organizations and see how you can help your own people, how you can honor them for sacrificing sometimes everything they had apart from their lives for your country. Details (detailed info by Carramba66) Donation drive for tankers, veterans of WW2. The entire sum donated will be given as a gift to one of the former tankers, picked for us by the official Czechoslovak Legionnaire Community. The money will be used to buy medical equipment, of for example for spa treatment. Account number: 250 050 2604/2010 (Czech republic) Account number: 250 050 2604/8330 (Slovak republic) For international transfers: IBAN: CZ0320100000002500502604 SWIFT: FIOBCZPP Paypal: In order to donate via PayPal, go to ftr.wot-news.com and click the DONATE button in the upper right corner – and into the “special instructions” field add your World of Tanks nickname. You can check the transparent account here: https://www.fio.cz/scgi-bin/hermes/d...cet=2500502604 Donation drive organized by [CZ]: carramba66, akcido, CatfoodCZ, ClearEvil, Uanubis, SilentStalker On behalf of all war veterans – thank you. Detailní info česky od Carramba66 Sbírka pro tankisty, veterány z 2. světové války. Celý výtěžek bude předán jednomu z bývalých tankistů, kterého vybere Československá obec legionářská. Peníze budou použity na nákup zdravotnických pomůcek nebo např. na léčebný pobyt v lázních. Číslo účtu: 250 050 2604/2010 (do zprávy pro příjemce napište svůj nick ve WoT) Číslo účtu pro příspěvky ze Slovenska: 250 050 2604/8330 (do zprávy pro příjemce napište svůj nick ve WoT) Paypal: Pro příspěvek přes PayPal jděte na ftr.wot-news.com, klikněte na tlačítko DONATE, pak zadejte částku a do kolonky “special instructions” přidejte svůj nick ve WoT. Pohyby na transparentním účtu můžete kontrolovat zde: https://www.fio.cz/scgi-bin/hermes/d...cet=2500502604 Sbírku organizují: carramba66, akcido, CatfoodCZ, ClearEvil, Uanubis, SilentStalker Za všechny válečné veterány – děkujeme!