Last night the first round of our auction to benefit the survivors of the Haiti Earthquake ended. Thanks to some generous donations from Fueled By Ramen, Suburban Home, Vinnie F, and many more we managed to raise an astonishing $7,775.30. Much love to our friend Pete Wentz for spreading the news and bidding on items himself. Additional love to Hayley Williams of Paramore and anyone else who took the time on Twitter to retweet what we were doing, post a note in a forum or tell someone online. Congratulations to all the winners and all the bidders. We've got another astounding list of stuff tonight including a one of a kind item from The Gaslight Anthem, a poster signed by Against Me!, some test pressings from Mike Park, O Pioneers!!!, Poison The Well, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Less Than Jake, Assholeparade, Hot Water Music, Smoking Popes, The Falcon, Teenage Bottlerocket, Champion, AMEBIX, Jello Biafra, Small Brown Bike and more. There's also posters, rare vinyl and more. So check back around 10pm EST or so at LimitedPressing to see all the items.
To step out of character - I'd just like to say thank you to anyone who bid, won, retweeted, donated an item or in any way contributed to making this auction a success. I was watching more footage from Haiti today and absolutely cannot believe the level of devastation and the impact it's had on the island. We can't bring back what was lost but we can make the future a little brighter. Thanks all, especially Vinnie F and Paper And Plastick, Tom and Nick at LimitedPressing and Joshua at Vinyl Vlog.
Check back at 10pm EST and we've got some other ways to donate on their way as well!