In case you haven’t already guessed, I’m a big believer in the power of social media. That’s why I was thrilled when I was contacted by the Columbus Hope for Haiti team to help raise awareness of their event today by including the event in my blog.
Mayor Michael B. Coleman, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, and Central Ohio media are joining together today for a special one-day fundraiser to benefit Haiti relief efforts in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and yesterday’s strong aftershock. “Columbus Hope for Haiti” goes until 7 p.m. at the Ohio Historical Society parking lot located just off of I-71, at Exit 111.
How The Online Community Can Help:
- Blog about the event today, sharing how people can donate
- Fan the Facebook page and ask your friends to join as well
- Tweet using the #Cbus4Haiti hashtag
- Share the content with your other social networks
- Email your Columbus friends and family, asking them to support the event
To Donate to the Red Cross:
- Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish)
- Make a secure online contribution by visiting the Red Cross website. You can choose to designate your contribution to the International Response Fund or for the Haiti response specifically
- Text “Haiti” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross
- Drop off a check or cash donation today to the Ohio Historical Center
If you’ve seen any of the coverage on the news, then you know how devastating the effects of this earthquake have been. Help where you can – make a donation, give blood, blog about the Red Cross’s needs, etc.