IPADS decided to decline the check, which is none of my buisness as to why.
What matters is that Poets of Blood honestly attempted to make good on their slogan "Bleed for a Cause" and that is good enough for me to view them in a more favorable light. I still don't approve of their methods of solicitation of The Horror Zine poets but that can be forgiven as well.
Here is the email I received from Carol Alcorn yesterday confirming the receipt of (but declining) the money order:
From: Carol Alcorn [email protected]
John Ohara and Tammy Tamborini sent a money order. Last night the Board met and declined to accept the gift. I will be notifying them in a few days. Have a great day. Carol Alcorn