It is Memorial Weekend and time for the formal launch of our Indiegogo campaign for Dr. Joyce Winfield’s book Forever Heroes: A Collection of World War II Stories from Nebraska Veterans. The official Indiegogo campaign will run from Memorial Weekend until the Fourth of July, although we will be taking orders on our website from now until the first of October. Basically, this crowdfunding campaign will allow our readers to purchase the book at a discounted price, while helping us raise the funds needed to publish this book in a timely manner. Our goal is to have the book available by November 1, just in time for Veteran’s Day, 2016.
There are several donation levels available to contributors ($15, $30, $50, and $100), each with its own perks and rewards. If you wish to contribute via check, you may download the donation order form and mail it to our Prairieland Press office. If you wish to donate with a credit card, you will need to do so at the Indiegogo website.
One additional note: you will see that there is one perk listed on the order form that is not listed on the Indiegogo website. If you wish to have Dr. Winfield speak to a group or organization of your choice and that organization is within a 50 mile radius of Fremont, that reward can be selected for a $100 donation. This is actually a “secret perk” on the website. If you want to select this reward but you wish to pay by credit card, please use this link to the website. It should take you to this “secret perk.” If you have trouble with this, please be sure to let us know.
I hope you will join us in this important project. According to statistics released by the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II veterans are dying at a rate of approximately 492 a day. This is a project that cannot be delayed. Any support you can provide will be greatly appreciated!