I’ve started the application process with an organization called IDEAS. Their application process involves recommendations from people who know me and a background check. I’ve begun the process and passed the background check and submitted all my references already. I’ve applied to go take pictures with IDEAS. My chat with the person in country will be Wednesday July 29th in the morning. Please be thoughtful of me during this time. I want to put my best foot forward and I want them to see the real me!
I’ve already paid the application fee, but want to give you the opportunity to contribute towards this $95 fee. After the final interview is approved I’ll begin the final fundraising effort for this trip. This trip to India show have a total cost of about $1750. There are $750 my stay costs and about $1000 of additional costs that include airfare, visa, insurance and other costs. Below are four options to contribute.
1. Give directly through the IDEAS donation website. Please put my name (Erick Johnson) in the box labeled “IDEAS Associate” so they know where to apply your gift.
2. You can donate through PayPal using the button below.
4. You can contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign for the entire trip to India. here is the web address to that campaign: http://gofundme.com/erickjohnson
Thank you for your support as I begin this process and a new chapter of service in my life! Please check back in here to see how our conversation goes and find out is I’ll be going to India for a couple weeks in August 2015 (yep, that’s next month) to take pictures for IDEAS.