On February 12th, Los Angeles will be joining over 100 cities in Twestival, an international event to benefit charity:water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. I met the local coordinator at last night’s L.A. Geek Dinner and became very interested about this opportunity for our community to come together and help affect far-reaching social change. The L.A. Twestival organizers are working feverishly to put together a spectacular happening, but they can still use dedicated volunteers to finalize plans, as well as publicize, and attend the event.
The idea for Twestival was launched by a London collective of twitter users who gathered to raise money for a local charity. The overall intention of the worldwide fundraiser is to tap into the power of twitter to spread the word and gather participants ready to help improve the lives of those in need.
Aside from the date, more L.A. Twestival details have not yet been finalized. You can stay in the loop by following @twestival_la on twitter and through their blog. While there are indeed many L.A. charities that can use volunteers, it’s important that we also reach out to the world at large. Hopefully this sort of thing can activate our own L.A.-based twitter groups to mobilize and give back to our people and neighborhoods.
How can you contribute to making Los Angeles successful in this effort? If you can give your time, share your skills, spread the word, or get involved in any other capacity, email Latwestival [at] gmail [dot] com.