I’ve been pleased to see some in the community rally to help our those in Haiti. I’ve followed a few conversations on Twitter where friends such as Molly Hightower a friend of @klseargant was killed. The first day it happened I blew it off before I really knew the details. As soon as I realized the scale of it, and saw the faces of the people I looked at twitter and saw a bunch of posts with links, a lot on the text message to send $10 to Red Cross. It was very easy to do. One way I can help is simply bringing awareness of the efforts of those in the community putting in to help us understand the impact. An in the case of Dux who has setup a fund, I’d like to help in one way I can. Jose noticed there wasn’t many SharePoint tweets about Haiti. I think many of us don’t know what to say, and retweeting the noise of the photos and vidoes which are available on pretty much any news source might not help. I’d suggest that the community does have heart and is thinking about it. A lot. If you haven’t taken the time to contribute, I highly encourage you to, to your favorite charity. Not only will you feel good, you’ll help make this world a better place. There’s more than one angle, you’d find many of these organizations use SharePoint for mobilization, but we’ll save that for another post.
Molly Hightower – Victim of the earthquake working in an orphanage. Read her blog about life in Haiti and the work she was doing and/or watch the video about her situation in Haiti and be touched.
Inspiring, tragic and heartbreaking lk to blog by Molly Hightower, volunteer worker who died in Haiti: http://bit.ly/5pBWoX
ryrivard: Molly Mackenzie Hightower, who died in the rubble in #Haiti, measured the year in minutes. Shldn't we all? http://mollyinhaiti.blogspot.com
See a memorial video on KVPtv:
@klsargent: friend of the family, Molly Hightower, was found in Haiti & she didn't make it. please support relief efforts there in any way you can!!!
@klsargent Sorry to hear about your friend in Hati. I'm going to do the text 4 $10 Red Cross thing in Molly's memory
Simple to help Haiti: Text HAITI to 90999. By doing this, you donate $10 to Red Cross 4 Haiti http://bit.ly/7lGqmX > Done
Chicago #SharePoint peeps: Help Haiti relief efforts #ChiHelpsHaiti 1/21 @EnglishChicago 6-9pm RSVP http://bit.ly/7LcQ6F
“There are two ways in which #ChiHelpsHaiti is assisting Chicagoans in donating to Haitian relief: a fundraiser will be held on Thursday, January 21st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at English Bar, in Chicago's River North neighborhood; and between January 18th and January 24th, participating restaurants around the Chicago area will enable patrons to add a donation of $1 (or more) to their checks to support the cause.”
meetdux.com - Operation ShareLove: Support Haiti Earthquake Victims
meetdux: Working on a SharePoint fund drive to support Haiti relief efforts #ShareLove
In an email from Dux Raymond Sy…
“I hope you are doing well and enjoying 2010 so far. I am reaching out to you hoping that you can help spread the word about “Operation ShareLove: Haiti” fund drive that I just launched: http://bit.ly/8DWuUG
It would be great if you can spend some time spreading the word by blogging, tweeting, facebooking (is this a verb?) about the fund drive. To make it easier, you can copy and paste the following text:
"Operation ShareLove: Support Haiti Earthquake Victms & Win! http://bit.ly/8DWuUG"
I really appreciate any help you can provide and I believe we can truly make a difference as a community.
Let me know if you have any questions”
@tweetsharepoint Have you tweeted about helping to Haiti? ShaePOint community can help guys!
Dear #Sharepoint community members lets spread the word to help the people in Haiti. We can do it and please don't let it for later.
@GuyKawasaki How about some remembering that is important to help Haiti? Guy you are a leader... stop with bs.
GuyKawasaki: @joseamorales Yeah, we haven't done much: http://adjix.com/rmfi\
GuyKawasaki: 20+ ways to help Haiti http://om.ly/eHXv
Ariel Gabriel Sobrino Haiti Links Blog Post in Spanish on SharePoint Evolucion