Many of you have read my earlier post about Bender and the situation with his daughter (Lillianne Mae). I am very thankful for all the replies and prayers being sent their way. Many people have contacted me in regards as what they could do to help if anything. After, I posted the thread I was contacted by a good friend and client of mine asking if I would help him organize an auction of items and services donated by those in the waterfowl community. We figured this would be the best route to go for those who wanted to show their support. So far I have been amazed with how gracious those that I and Matt Masters have contacted andbeen contacted by. I am posting this thread for those who may want to donate an item or service of their choice to be auctioned off and all proceeds will go directly to the family in their time of need and support. If you wish to donate an item or service that is waterfowl or hunting related please contact Matt Masters via private message on the board, username MASTERS. He will be handling organizing all items and services that are donated. I am going to allow a two week time frame once this thread has started for those who are donating to get in touch with him and organize the handling of the items. Once we have everything in place we will start a public auction on the Divers and Taxidermy Forums, rules and details will be posted once the auction items are posted. Again, I cannot thank those enough who have donated for this cause and please continue to keep Bender and his family in your prayers. We will have a sticky post placed on the forum with the items and a description of how it will be done. If you have a private donation we will accept those as well. Being self employed, I know how it can be when your focus is on something more important than work. Derek shares the same passion for what he does as many of us in this lifestyle of waterfowling.