In response to my asking for any help folks might give to Bast's family after the sudden loss of her father, a number of very generous folks have offered fannish goods and gift certificates and it was suggested an auction might be a good idea to help benefit her and her family.
So, I will be doing an online auction starting on June 18th also to benefit Bast and her family and would like to solicit anything that anyone would like to donate (be it tangible goods or icons for livejournal, fanfiction, custom wallpapers, you name it) for that event. I can be contacted at email@example.com if you'd like to donate or would like the URL for the auction.
Many many Thanks to the generous folks who sent aid, be it tangible or kind comforting thoughts and emails. It was, and is, VERY much appreciated. Bast and her family are still struggling, but she would like everyone to know she appreciates very much those people who have been so kind to her during this awful time.
Questions or comments may be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Permission granted to forward to any appropriate journals or lists/persons - thank you for passing the word)