Betties Bombers Announces a Two-Week Fundraising Event

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

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Betties Bombers is a non-profit organization based in New Jersey. It provides peer support for emergency medical services (EMS), police, firefighters, and veterans. They do this by using the video game medium to promote mental wellness. They are announcing a two-week fundraising event that will run from May 25th to June 7th. The event is meant to honor Military Appreciation/Mental Health Awareness Month (May), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month (June). The event will be taking place on Softgiving, which is a specialized fundraising platform.Betties Bombers | #BombTheStigma

During the two-week event, there will be a live stream as well. It will be available on both Twitch and Mixer. The live stream will happen in cooperation with Brigade Esports and Shotcall.gg. Details and sign-ups are available in the Betties Bombers Discord. There will also be a preliminary event hosted by the Brigade Esports Twitch channel on Saturday at 3:00pm EST and running for 12 to 24 hours.

Betties Bombers | Operation Mutual Aid

 

The event also aims to make more people aware of Operation Mutual Aid (OMA), their latest endeavor with a goal of raising $20,000. This money will go to Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for a US-based EMS squad, advertising, training, and certifications for volunteer peer specialists, and funding for their charity programs. The winning EMS team will be chosen by whichever person or streamer raises the most money during this campaign. Betties Bombers will also add a second selection, where a winning EMS team is drawn from a “virtual hat” during the week of June 8th. You can nominate an EMS team, by sending the following information to contact@bettiesbombers.org¬†with the subject “Salute Nomination”:

  • Name of the EMS squad
  • Their email address
  • Their phone number
  • A link to their website or social media page

These nominations must be received by 12:00am EST on June 7th.

Also, during Operation Mutual Aid, Shotcall.gg is offering “playdates” where donors can sign up to get to play one-on-one with one of their favorite influencers. This is done by making a donation to reserve a playtime.

 

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in his late 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES, SNES, and N64 among others. He loves Nintendo, but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks/bike rides, loves animals, and enjoys thunderstorms (and science in general).

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called Pre-Computer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode (a bare-bones version of BASIC) which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer, which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the Unity 3D game engine (a powerful and easy-to-use engine) and learning 3D modelling in Blender.

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.