During Hurricane Sandy, my wife and I got hit pretty hard and lost everything. We essentially had to find a new home and then start all over. We needed to raise money and we needed to do it quick.
Fortunately for us,when I announced print sales, the response was overwhelming! Thanks to the folks in the industry helping to spread the word(particularly Chris Ryall,all the folks at IDW, Erika Lewis & the announcement she had made on The Attack of the Show) and the generosity of comic book fans, it went so well, that I held a second one.
This gave us the emergency funds we needed to get a temporary residence and started funding our long term plans to find a permanent place in California, where we'll never have to worry about natural disasters again :/
Even when we got out new home in California, it would be empty, we needed to furnish it or we'd be sleeping on hardwood floors and I'd be drawing comics on milk crates. So we held a second fund raiser on GoFundme.com, where I offered commissions as donation incentives.
and here they are! ... well some of them anyway.
These are all the 9x12 ink commissions that came with the $50 donations. There are also some 12x18 and 18x24 full colour paintings for the larger donations that are in the works now and will be completed before the month of June is over.
Having been in a similar situation, I really feel for the folks in Oklahoma and I try to do what I can to help. I'd like to share some ways you can help as well. Do whatever you can. One thing I've learned from my ordeal is that a little bit goes a long way when we all pull together.