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Twestival predicted to raise $1million in 1 month

In just one month, from volunteer effort alone, global Twitter-based charity event Twestival http://www.twestival.com has created events in 175+ cities, predicted to raise $1 million for the 1.1billion people in the world who can’t access clean drinking water.

LONDON February 10th – In just one month, from volunteer effort alone, global Twitter-based charity event Twestival has created events in 175+ cities, predicted to raise $1 million for the 1.1billion people in the world who can’t access clean drinking water. Growing beyond all expectations since launching in January 2009, Twestival takes place for 24 hours on February 12th, everywhere from Bethlehem to Birmingham, Beijing to Boston, as up to 20,000 come together inspired by community and charity.

Organised 100% by volunteers connected on micro-blogging site Twitter, the simultaneous events will raise money for charity: water, a non-profit organisation bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. By rallying together globally, under short timescales, for a single aim on the same day, the Twestival team hopes to bring awareness to the one in six of us on the planet don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water.

Donate via: http://twestival.com/

Quotes

charity:water founder Scott Harrison
"We are honoured and proud to be Twestival’s cause… The need for clean and safe drinking water worldwide is real and pressing, and there are effective solutions that can radically change lives  … The passion of Amanda Rose and her group of global volunteers has been a great inspiration to our team both in New York and in London. We can’t wait to see what happens on the 12th February!"

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams
“We at Twitter are constantly amazed at the daily initiatives, events, movements and moments we see on Twitter, but Twestival has blown us away. The global and city teams have done an amazing job and we’re as excited as everyone!”

Amanda Rose, Twestival Global Organizer
“The layers of contribution from international volunteers and the sheer scope of Twestival could not have been possible a few years ago; certainly not within a few weeks.  The Twitter community has been able to rally around this cause instantly, mobilizing talents and resources to use technology for social good.”

Twestival has global partnerships with Amiando for ticketing, Tipjoy for donations, Mashable for media, and Live Earth for video and broadcast.

Imagery:

Charity Water Logo – http://blogit.realwire.com/media/charity-water-button.jpg

Amiamo Logo – http://blogit.realwire.com/media/amiando_1.jpg
Tipjoy Logo – http://blogit.realwire.com/media/logo2_jpg.jpg 

Videos:

Scott Harrison, Founder of charity: water – Thanks the Twestival – http://vimeo.com/3025245 
Jennifer Connelly in charity: water Public Service Announcement – http://vimeo.com/1642714 
Live Drill From Ethiopia – September Campaign – http://vimeo.com/1747689
Village 7 – http://vimeo.com/1644715
The September Campaign Trailer – http://vimeo.com/1552996  

Related Links:

Twestival Homepage – http://twestival.com/
Charity Water Homepage – http://www.charitywater.org/
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/
Twestival on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/twestival
Delicious for Twestival – http://delicious.com/twestival

Contact: Jaz Cummins, Twestival, +44 (0)7947 988 913, [email protected]

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