From a CME employee who wished to remain
Would you continue to come into work each day if you weren't being paid, with no promise of when you'd receive your paycheck? Many of us wouldn't, but these devs return to the office each day to continue making a game they believe in. As gamers, we can understand their devotion, but their families shouldn't have to suffer. Especially around what should be a joyous time of year.
Many families are facing tough economic times in late 2008, and at Ten Ton Hammer we were been looking for some way to help. We've identified a number of CME parents that could use a helping hand with holiday expenses this year, and we've opened a special fund just for them.
We collected donations in early December 2008 totaling $850 and made a matching donation to the fund for the ten premium subscriptions purchased during this time. $1050 in Walmart gift cards (we chose Walmart because its a one-stop shop for kids toys, clothing, and groceries) was sent to be distributed among eight deserving families at CME in plenty of time for the holidays.
Our sincerest thanks to those who gave, and our heart continues to go out to the families affected. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this holiday season.
Please note: The CME Kids holiday fund is in no way affiliated with Firesky or Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment. Since these donations will go to individuals rather than a registered charitable organization these gifts were not to be considered charitable donations for tax purposes.
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