Sad news from both Fearless Nation PTDS Support and the Shakespearean Globe Theater in Second Life. Both of these institutions are facing imminent closure if funds for their sim rental costs do not materialize soon. These are two more unfortunate victims of the virtual abandonment of Linden Lab from the nonprofit and charitable sector, starting at the beginning of this year when they discontinued the discounted rental rate for sims for not-for-profit groups.
Fearless Nation is an online community for trauma sufferers, offering education, information, support and advocacy to bust stigma and misinformation about post traumatic stress. According to their recent email, if they do not receive substantial donations soon, they will be closing their doors at the end of June.
To support Fearless Nation, head to this web page.
Meanwhile, Ina Centaur, creator of the Shakespearean Globe Theater in Second Life, reports that her avatar account has been frozen because she owes several thousands of dollars to Linden Lab for tier (rental) costs for her four sims. Apparently it is "due for deletion" on June 3 unless she can pay the fees. Which effectively means that she will no longer have access to all of her builds in Second Life.
Ina seems somewhat resigned to her fate, since she provides no information on where people can send money if they would like to support the continuance of the Globe Theater in Second Life. The defeated tone of her blog entry itself makes me sad.
Once more into the breach, dear friends?