"Tweet. Meet. Give."
On February 12, 2009, 105 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals which bring together Twitter communities for an evening of fun and to raise money and awareness for charity: water.
Started in London in 2008, Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but working from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. 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.
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. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Many communities in developing nations often have a supply of clean drinking water below the ground, but no way to get to it.
This is where charity:water comes in. Drilling a well can cost from $4,000 - $12,000USD, a price that keeps water out of reach for places where people must live on less than $1 a day. charity:water brings safe, clean drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions, such as wells, in the areas of greatest need.
As this event is entirely volunteer-run, more details about this event will be added as they develop!
Tickets will go on sale 2/2 - they are $10.
Our goal is to raise $4,000 which is the equivalent of one well.
Official Website: http://dallastwestival.pbwiki.com/
Added by lhall on January 28, 2009