I did not think it was possible. For some, the amount is a drop in the bucket. For my family, no way. At first I laughed off the call to raise $1,000 for the sole purpose of a short term immediate cash emergency fund. I believed eventually we'd get there, over the next six months. I budgeted a certain amount each paycheck and thought "If we don't have an emergency, we'll get there."
We started on Feb 2 and now yesterday, Feb 24, we crossed over $1,000. Twenty two days. I sold some stuff on ebay and craigslist. Matter of fact, we have some extra cash and will pay off two medical bills that we've been paying on for the last two years.