Please Help Us Push the Bus to the Finish Line
Mon., Jun. 11. 2007 11:16pm EDT
On April 3, we first told you that we planned to purchase and renovate a Greyhound bus in order to replace our "terrible van" (330,000 miles, three new engines, three new transmissions) and enable us to travel further without flying.
The funds we earn from touring and CDs are already being eaten up by existing expenses, so we had a dream of building the bus entirely from fan-donated funds. Thanks to nearly a thousand donations from all 50 states and at least 10 foreign countries, that dream is close to being a reality.
The bus was purchased the first week in May and is being renovated with fan-donated funds and lots of fan help. We're up against a deadline of June 29, the start of a 10-day tour that will take us over a large portion of this great land of ours.
We meticulously researched and budgeted the bus project before beginning. Now we're in the homestretch -- doing the wiring, installing circuit boxes, finishing the upholstery -- but we've run out of funds. We're only about $5000 short of budget.
We'll do what we can with what we've got, but we're making one last humble request to you as we make one last push toward the finish line. Please help!
I Want To Give to Help Build the Bus! Folks who help out with $100 or more get a cool "I Helped Build the Bus" Tee and if you can help out with even $1, you'll get your name on a plaque in the bus of folks who helped.
Check out the latest on the bus project (Karl's online journal, photos, and updates) at: