Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Twestival for water (2/12)

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

This Thursday, Harry Buffalo (2120 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH) is sponsoring the first ever Twestival (Twitter Festival) to benefit Charity-Water. According to the site www.charitywater.org/twestival/index.html , 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 Thursday 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 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.

6pm Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. There will be a lot of interesting people, a raffle and an opportunity to enjoy a unique event while benefiting those who do not have the fortune of clean water on a daily basis.

For more information on charity-water visit www.charitywater.org

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Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Charity-

Thank you SO much for posting this event. I am really excited to be a part of this and firmly believe it is a great cause to support. I hope it gets a great turnout (50+ and counting) so we'll see your faithful readers there!

February 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM  

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