Next Friday will be the last day of June, which means that it is our final opportunity to raise funds that will be reported on our second quarter finance report. Both donors and the media examine these reports to assess the strength of campaigns, so it's always important for us to have a strong showing at the close of the quarter.
That is especially important this quarter, however, as we currently have an offer of $200,000 in matching funds once we reach $250,000. When I wrote you announcing that offer, we had raised just over $150,000, but we now have nearly $185,000 raised or committed by the end of the quarter!
Last weekend, I finished counting the signatures from May, and I can gladly report that as of the beginning of this month, our volunteers have gathered just over 31,000 signatures to put medical cannabis on the ballot in Missouri! That makes another month of more than 10,000 volunteer signatures collected, which keeps us on target for an early qualification.
We want to again offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to the volunteers who give their time and energy and gather those signatures. In particular, these are the ten outstanding volunteers who gathered the most signatures in May: