On February 12, more than 200 cities worldwide hosted Twestival, a Twitter-organized get-together to raise funds and awareness for charity:water, a nonprofit that brings clean, safe water to developing nations. Jim and I attended the Memphis Twestival at Fox & Hound on Sanderlin. According to charitywater.org, Twestival raised $250,000 for clean water. In mid-April, the team drilled the first well in Ethiopia. More videos here.
It was great to be a part of Twestival, if a small part. We had a great time catching up with some of our favorite Twitter friends. Our gathering wasn’t large and Memphis did not distinguish itself in contribution dollars. But it was a start.