Twestival Charity Program Raises Over $250,000

On February 12, 2009, the Twitter community around the world all came together with a unified cause.  Help raise money to buy clean water and distribute among areas of poverty in developing countries.  The program was announced on January 8, 2009 and within one month 1,000 volunteers hosted events across 200 cities.  Over 10,000 people attended these events.

Here is the distribution break-down for all of the donations:
$83,000 for Uganda (33 projects helping 8,250 people served)
$83,000 for Tigray, Northern Ethiopia (15 projects, 6,700 people served)
$83,000 for Orissa, India (7 water towers with piped water supply, 2,079 people served)

100% of the funds were raised for charity. The organization behind the charity is called charity:water.  Twestival’s biggest goal is to reach $1 million and to keep going.  And the $250,000 figure is based on confirmations from 116 out of 202 cities.

More info at Mashable.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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