Saturday, January 31, 2009

I should try mobile blogging

I realize I'm not very good at this updating the old blog thing. This past week I attended a great event called "One night for Mumbai" that was being held simultaneously in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. The cause? To raise money for the victims of the attacks in Mumbai. I haven't yet heard how well it went but there were a lot of people in and out over the course of the evening, so I hope they did well.

At the event I realized that I should have been blogging, twittering, facebooking, etc to put the word out there (though you can still make a donation if you'd like).

That brings me to something I just bought a ticket for today. On February 12, 2009 I'm attending a great event being held around the globe called Twestival. This event (planned in 100+ cities) is raising money for a very worthy cause "charity: water." Some info from the site:
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, 100+ 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 international 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.

Please get support the Twestival efforts for charity: water by making a donation, attending an event or participating in one of our many online fundraising activities.

Jennifer Connelly in charity: water Public Service Announcement from charity: water on Vimeo.

I'd love some company as currently I'm flying solo...if you go, give me a holler!

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