Richmond's Twestival! Feb 12, Twitter For A Good Cause

Thursday, February 12, 2009
5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street

The mission of Twestival.
Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to safe, clean drinking water. That's one in six of us. Many communities in developing nations often have a plentiful supply of clean drinking water just below the ground, but no way to get to it. This is where charity: water and their partner organizations come in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 - $12,000 USD and many living on less than $1 a day cannot afford one in their community, even if the money is combined.

On 12 February 2009, 180+ international cities will be hosting a Twestival to bring Twitter communities together in an effort to raise money for charity: water. Twestival is organized 100% by volunteers around the world and 100% of the money raised from these events will go directly to support charity: water projects. By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival hopes to bring awareness to this global crisis.

Want to attend?

Then please donate here and we'll see ya on February 12th at The Camel!

...So now you know a bit more about Twestival and twitter.

But let's look at how people are contributing, locally!
(If you come across something, please email it to me, I will be happy to share!)

I just received this nice video from Rob Major, a local graphic artist, who, on the fly, created a lovely video last night (below) about Twestival and took it a step further with social: Rob would like more followers.
He currently (as I type) has 275 followers. IF he reaches 1,000 followers, he will give $100 to charity:water, the nonprofit Twestival will benefit.

In my mind he requested 'sponsors' in followers-- Kinda like when your friends ask you to sponsor them in the 10k Charity Race, 'cept on Twitter not only do you sponsor them by becoming followers, now ya have to LISSEN to 'em! Hahaha! Good luck, Rob, and everyone enjoy his video, below!

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