We’re still 7 hours away from the end of this donation drive and the close of March 10 2018 at the International Date Line (GMT-12). Fire is still working on merging in the 386 donation records from all the various payment methods in the last three days.
But, as of March 9th, we are now at the highest number of “current members” we’ve ever had, around 1750.
The definitions are pretty complicated, since some donors do not like to be called members and other people move and it takes a while to figure out if they are the same person.
About 3000 individuals have donated each year over the last few years, but only around half donate $30 or more as “members”.
It’s a fabulous service to the world by these 3,000 people.
PS: Fire wants me to make sure to say that these numbers are approximate :]