When I announced the tragic passing of a treasured SitePoint community member Dan Schulz, amongst all the emotion, so many of you raised the question on how we could both honor the memory of Dan and also show our support to Dan's family.
We shared in that sentiment, so we developed a site in remembrance of Dan.
One important aspect of the site is the ability to donate directly to Dan's family via paypal.
The passing of a family member is a challenging time, both emotionally and financially. In the case of Dan's family, this is especially difficult, as his mother had also recently passed earlier in 2009.
Dan was always so generous with his time, and now it's your chance to say thank you. If you can spare it, we'd like to encourage you to donate money to Dan's family using this PayPal Donation page. It's fast, secure, and goes directly to Dan's family.
I would also like to share something that Bill (Dans brother), emailed to me late last week.
"Your support and understanding in helping Dan become a valuable member in the internet community cannot be expressed enough by our family and close friends here. I personally would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to call me and express your condolences for the loss of Dan, and to say how proud we are of him for the impact he was able to make across the world."
Even if it's just a small token of appreciation I know it will go a long way in helping Dan's family.