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Twitter For Food Founder
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Twitter For Food World Hunger Campaign Begins On Twitter
On June 1, 2009, the inaugural Twitter For Food day is set to launch. Tim Blair, the founder of Twitter For Food is asking everyone on Twitter to skip a meal on June 1st and donate the savings to any world hunger relief organization. The goal for this first campaign is to raise $5 million from twitter users for the relief of World Hunger.
“I believe one person can make a difference and a million Twitter users could significantly impact the desperate problem of people starving around the world today” says Tim Blair, a Twitter user, freelance writer and founder of Twitter For Food. “I recently read ‘The Hole In Our Gospel’ by Richard Stearns, the President of World Vision, and was so struck with the tragic stories and statistics of world hunger, I just felt I had to do something immediately.”
Tim has been a Twitter user for quite a while and has made many friends through the service across the world. He feels it is the perfect venue to launch a big campaign like this quickly. His hope is that he can reach 5 million of the 20 million Twitter users and that at least one million will answer the call to donate even a small amount on Monday, June 1st to any World Hunger organization. If this is successful, Tim will choose more dates later in the year to repeat and hopefully grow the Twitter For food campaign.
There is a Twitter For Food website (http://enklings.typepad.com/twitter_for_food) that explains the simple campaign and will be posting updates and results of the campaign along with links to many relief organization websites where people can donate. Tim Blair will also be giving regular updates and notices on his twitter account: @enklings.
You can follow the campaign at: http://enklings.typepad.com/twitter_for_food
You can also follow Tim Blair on twitter at : http://twitter.com/enklings
Twitter For Food is a campaign started and funded by Tim Blair who is the founder of Enklings Studio, a business consultancy and freelance writing firm located in San Luis Obispo, CA that works with start-ups and small businesses in industries such as: Ecommerce, Green Building, Organic Farnming, Wine Sales and Marketing, Non-Profits and Graphic Design.