11/22 @ 3:45pm EST - Just got some final sales numbers from Helk, it appears the skins generated around $40,000 in sales! That brings the total amount raised to around $50,000!! No word yet on if Facepunch will cover Steams cut of the skin sales like they did last year, but we’ll have some final numbers in a couple weeks when the funds are dispersed from Steam.
11/20 @ 5:00pm EST - The numbers aren’t final yet - as the skins are still for sale till Thursday - but it is clear, Charitable Rust 2018 has raised over $30,000 for charity: water!
Over $11k in stream donations
We started with a $10,000 goal on our Tiltify campaign for the 12 hour stream. After reaching that with around an hour to spare, the donations kept coming in and we reached a total of $11,600 on stream. A huge thank you to everyone who donated, tuned in, and spread the word about this campaign to help us not only meet, but beat our goals.
Skin sales: still going!
Thank you to our talented skin team, Helk, and the entire crew at Facepunch for partnering with us to get three skins on the item store, the proceeds of which go towards our goal also! If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to grab yours on the item store (available till Thursday).
Although we don’t have an exact number at the moment, it’s estimated over $20,000 of the sales will be donated towards our goal.
Once sales are complete, the proceeds will be donated to finalize the Tiltify campaign.
Exact total coming soon
Given these two numbers, we can reliably say Charitable Rust has generated over $30,000 for charity: water this year. We’ll check back in soon with a final number once the skin sales are complete.
Thank you to everyone who donated during the stream, and a special thank you to our top donors of the day:
/r/playrust Mod and server team
Errn (Rusty Moose)
To our special guests
This year was without a doubt a star studded affair! Thank you to every celebrity guest who showed up, including Tank Girl, DyannaTV, ThatGermanGuy, CoconutB, hJune, SippyTango, AJ, Guacamole Jones, Miss Geek, irisk, Errn, DOA, Ser Winter, Trausi, Bizzlesnaff, Holdacious, mammoth, JonnySomething, JuxtoG, AquaFPS, Shadowfrax, Ray C, MarkPLayz, Mister Flak, RePug, Ramsey, Vertiigo, Modgey, Welyn, Helk, Alistair, Holmzy, and everyone else! You all helped attract a huge audience and filled the day with awesome event after awesome event.
On behalf of our VIP’s
A special thank you goes out to every Rustafied VIP. It’s the VIP program which keeps Rustafied operating - without it we would not have the presence and servers which we do. We’ve saved some of the proceeds throughout the year for this and, on behalf of you all, Rustafied donated $1,800 during this event!
To the production team
This years event was by far the largest yet, and it took literally thousands of hours to set up the server, prizes, invites, and everything else which went into the production. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the entire team which helped out. There are way too many of you to name, but you know who you are, and I love you all!
Thank you to everyone else
These acknowledgement posts are always difficult, especially with such a large event. So many people helped us reach (and beat) our goal, it is simply impossible to adequately acknowledge everyone. To all of you who donated, watched the stream, spread the word about the event, or participated in any way - I thank you.
If I missed a special mention to someone in particular, I apologize, and please know that I am grateful for what you did.
Didn't get your prize?
A lot of people participated in various events throughout the day. In all the commotion, we were unable to track some people down. So, if you're owed a prize and we haven't reached out yet, please join the Charitable Rust Discord and message pandapuffs. Congratulations and thanks again to all who participated!