— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) July 30, 2013
Caleb Howe is a longtime conservative blogger, activist and new media presence who was named one of the “Top 25 Conservatives on Twitter.” Caleb and his wife Donna are dear friends of Twitchy’s managing editors and many conservative activists and bloggers.
Caleb is very ill, and the conservative community is using the power of social media to help his family with prayers and donations.
— FTR Radio (@FTR__Radio) July 30, 2013
Thomas LaDuke of FTR Radio set up the Caleb’s Girls Fund to help ease the financial burden on the Howe family. Funds will go toward back-to-school expenses for their two beautiful, talented daughters.
This fund is dedicated to helping the family of Caleb Howe. As he lays in the hospital with a failing liver, his children, ages 11 and 14, are heading back to school in a few weeks. It would lift an incredible burden for Caleb & Donna if they could get even the smallest amount of help with these upcoming expenses. If you’re not in a position to give, your prayers are always welcome in lieu of a donation. Thank you for your compassion and help.
During the first three hours of the fundraiser, 117 people contributed to the fund. Caleb’s brother Ben expressed his gratitude on Facebook and announced that any extra funds raised “will be used to help with the massive medical bills.”
Help the family of Caleb Howe. He is in the hospital with a failing liver. His children head back to school soon. http://t.co/CrP0m559BZ
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 30, 2013
If you have a few bucks to spare, a fund to help out the daughters of our good friend Caleb Howe, who is very ill: http://t.co/wfWRndhumP
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) July 30, 2013
— Fingers Malloy (@FingersMalloy) July 30, 2013
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 30, 2013
— Emily (@hostagehoosier) July 30, 2013
If you’re unable to donate, please join us in praying for Caleb and his family.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) July 29, 2013
As of 6:05 p.m. ET, contributions total over $11,100! Amazing and wonderful.
Twitchy readers, your generosity, prayers and support mean more than words can express. As of 6 a.m. ET, 324 people have contributed a total of $16,747.
Update, 7/31/13 at 2 p.m.:
The fund has raised almost $20,000 from 404 contributors.