On Feburary 12, 2009 Twestival took place in over 200 cities around the world and was organized, arranged, and attended all thanks to people and companies on Twitter. With a ton of help, I put together Vancouver’s event and thanks to the 200+ people who showed up at the Opus Hotel that evening, our city was really able to make an impact.
Globally, Twestival raised over a quarter of a million dollars (US) for charity:water and on April 11th, 2009 they will be drilling their first well (in Ethiopia), which was made possible thanks to the Twestival effort.
charity: water for Twestival from charity: water on Vimeo.
They will be drilling for four days and will post daily videos about the work and to introduce the Twitter world to the community it is helping. You can even email the drilling group in Ethiopia via firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll address those correspondences on the third day. 100% of worldwide Twestival funds went to providing clean, safe drinking water – thanks again to everyone that supported Twestival and YVRTwestival.
Update: Clean water springs forth from the first Twestival well- read the news here.