Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Twestival is coming to a town near you!

Twestival HoustonImage by .imelda via Flickr

Once again Twitter is at the forefront of Digital Philanthropy!

On Feb 12th, 2009 175 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals - bringing together twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money for charity:water.

Each Twestival is organised entirely by volunteers - and 100% of the money raised will go to charity:water.

You can join in and help raise money by:
Why Water?

Right now 1.1 billion people on the planet don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. That's 1 in 6 of us!!

Each week there are 42,000 deaths caused by unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% of these are children under 5 years old.

Many people in the developing world walk more than three hours every day to fetch water.

Often communities in developing nations 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.

So, come on . . . Join the Twestival!!
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