The Birthday Gift That Keeps On Giving! Laurel Holloman Fans Rock!

It all started with a handful of dedicated Laurel Holloman (actress portraying Tina Kennard in The L Word) fans wanting to show their appreciation and admiration for her off-camera work in support of humanitarian causes. So they got together and started an online campaign to donate $10,000 to Doctors Without Borders, one of Laurel’s chosen charities.

Word spread like wildfire through chat rooms, electronic bulletin boards, message boards and “threads” on TLW and ShowTime websites as well as others. The goal of $10,000 was quickly surpassed and by the time Laurel’s birthday came around, there had been better than $14,000 raised.

Contributions continued to come in from all over the world, and by early fall some of the organizers sent the word out to ask about a holiday “push.”  This would be an especially significant gift in that The L Word will be airing its final season of first-run shows starting this January, 2009.  The response was again overwhelming. In the past few days, generous fans topped the $20,000 mark at the official donation site

www.firstgiving.com/laurelhollomanonline

There’s a recorded acknowledgement from Laurel to her fans at http://www.laurelhollomanonline.com/media/sound/dwbthanks.html

More information is available from two previous MsQueer posts:

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2008/04/28/loving-fans-donate-to-actress-favorite-charity/

and

https://msqueer.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/tlw-laurel-fans-still-supporting-doctros-without-borders/ (where you can view a video created by LH fan Hereden about Doctors Without Borders worldwide work.)

There is also a Happy Birthday Blog that was created by fans for Laurel at

http://laurelsbirthday.wordpress.com/

LET’S KEEP THE GIFT

KEEP ON GIVING!

Go to www.firstgiving./laurelhollomanonline

😉 MsQueer

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