Thanks to the generosity of many, many Sam supporters, we're over halfway to the $250 we need to cover the rally expenses.
Since I have a freebie Poor Person Paypal account, I can only accept 5 credit card funded payments per year before I have to upgrade to the Rich Guy Paypal account. Unfortunately, I've reached my 5/year limit and can't accept any credit card payments. We can still accept other forms of payment, though!
My sincere thanks again to everyone who has helped out.