In yesterday’s post, Use It for Good – the Haiti Connection, I explained how Haiti’s earthquake became personal when I read a post from Jaclyn at church asking for prayer. Suddenly I understood that the international students who were and are part of my worship came from Haiti.
When I talked to Jaclyn, I told her that I had friends all over the world and I would figure out how to help if I knew what was needed. I wrote yesterday’s post and minutes after I wrote it, Jim Connolly had tweeted it. Jim’s in England.
Friends all over the world… I asked colleague and prolific Tweeter, Dawn Bugni from North Carolina if she would pass it on. I asked Jason Alba in Utah to push out the message that we need to take action. He did.
I shared my post with Susan Murphy, in Canada, a well-known videographer and blogger I met on Twitter. Susan helped produce the 12for12K video and has been involved in that project from early on. It was through Susan that I learned of 12for12K and how I got to know Danny Brown better.
Here’s part of Susan’s post: By now, we are all aware of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12th. It’s estimated that there may be 100,000 casualties or more. Now more than ever, the people of Haiti need our help. Ottawa Tonite has joined forces with the global social media fundraising force 12for12k.org.
The devastation in Haiti is awful and people are hurting. How can you help? Don’t sit on the sidelines! Use the tools you have, the network you have, and do something! Don’t sit on the sidelines and cry!
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