Since I decided at the last minute to join in the (insert sarcasm here) fun, I thought I'd use the BlogHer writing prompt for today.
How to Spend a million dollars in a day
Believe me...it's not as easy as you think but I kept my spending ideas to what I hold near and dear to my heart.
- As of 2010 there were approximately 5,000 Veterans living in my city. Contact my local American Legion and VFW to host a "Thank You" dinner for Veterans and their families. Average cost $30.00 for a family of 4 (2 parents/2 children) or a total of $150,000
- Donate to my local food shelf/pantry to provide 5000 holiday meals to families in need. This year a holiday meal costs $25.00 or a total of $125,000.
- There's this piece of land my husband has been eyeballing for months. It's 92 acres in the north woods of Wisconsin with a river running through it. It's beautiful and serene. We've always wanted to open our own resort with a focus on providing Veterans suffering from PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and physical injuries a place to come with their families to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually at no cost to them. Cost $350,000
$375,000 $50,000 donations to the following organizations that have won my heart and an annual donation from me already:
Fisher House Foundation - Military families
Homes for our Troops - Wounded Veterans
Appalachian Bear Rescue - Animal Welfare
Oxfam America - Poverty & Injustice
Humane Society - Animal Welfare
Earthjustice - Environment
$75,000 So here's where I ran into a sticky wicket. Honestly...it's damn hard trying to spend a million dollars in a day on myself let alone on others! What to do. What to do.
My grammy is 95 years old...saying she's got one foot in the grave and one on a banana peel isn't too far off the mark (don't tell her I said that!). I'd spend the remainder of the $1,000,000 on a family reunion. I'd reserve a hotel in a central location, invite the whole fam-damn-ily, go get my grammy and we'd "partay" an entire weekend away. Okay...maybe not...but we'd sure give it the ole college try. And yes, this one is a little selfish, because to see the happiness on my grammy's face...well you get the picture.