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Tweet to ReMIND

March 26, 2009

Okay, I admit it. I am Twitterphobic. Or I was anyway. Using social media to do GOOD is something I can always get behind.

From the press release sent out by ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation initiative:

ReMIND.org ChallengeS Twitter Community: Tweet to Raise Money and Awareness for injured service members, veterans and their families

“We are eager to harness the information-sharing power of Twitter to tap into a massive community of plugged-in, socially aware Americans on behalf of our injured service members and their families,” said Brad McCormick, executive vice president of Digital for Porter Novelli. “Tweet to ReMIND will provide unprecedented reach for ReMIND.org’s message: ‘Support Our Troops’ is no longer a slogan. It’s an action.’ In addition to jump-starting awareness, Tweet to ReMIND gives Twitter users a chance to take action by disseminating the message themselves and by donating.”

Starting today, ReMIND.org and Porter Novelli ask Twitter users to register at TweetToReMIND.org. The Tweet to ReMIND online event will take place over Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25). Participants will be asked to donate one dollar per tweet, via PayPal or electronic check. Money raised will be spent on local resources to help heal and reintegrate injured service members into their communities. Tweet to ReMIND’s goal is to register 400,000 tweeters by Memorial Day, and to raise $1.65 million during the weekend event, which represents the 1.65 million service members deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11. Each Twitter must tweet four times in order to meet our goal.

More than 35,000 service members have been physically wounded and it is estimated that more than 320,000 have sustained traumatic brain injuries and more than 300,000 have psychological wounds. Tweet to ReMIND empowers Twitter users to spread this message and raise money to give injured service members, veterans and their families the local support and resources they deserve as they heal and reintegrate into their communities. All tweets must include the hashtag #TweetToRemind.

About ReMIND.org

ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation initiative, provides resources and support to injured service members and their families, and is building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our Nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities, and ensure they thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.

I now Twitter as LopsidedMom and I’m signed up and ready to go – what about you?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2009 8:11 pm

    I considered myself a Twitterphobe as well until literally a few days ago when finally curiosity got the better of me. What a great idea, I’m off to sign up for ReMIND!

  2. March 26, 2009 9:01 pm

    Welcome Dutchgirl! It looks like we’ll be hearing more from ReMIND in the future – we’re hoping to have some other milspouses from the organization blog for us!

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