Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Power Of The Blog And Twitter Universe

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Blog updated a 2nd time on2/23/10 to add link to @PepiSmartDog's blog for link to other donation sites
Hi Pals,
Last night our friend @PollyPuss11 who lives in New Zeeland and close to the devastation tweeted:   "The news just keeps getting worse!"   Their local newspaper  posted at 5:00 this morning says   "5.00am: Christchurch people are leaving the city in droves as the death toll from Tuesday's earthquake mounts. "  PollyPuss11 also said they are "still experiencing big aftershocks and it's so scary."  No wonder oomans are fleeing the city for safer ground.   Our hearts just go out to all the oomans and anipals suffering through this horrible disaster.   They will be in our thoughts and purrayers here for a long time, as recovery will not come easy.

@Rumblepurr posted a new blog post last night (our time) with a VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL:   http://rumble-bum.blogspot.com/2011/02/thank-you-to-everyone-thats-donating.html.   Please go over and read it and maybe leave a message for Rumbles & his family.  There is also a link to their newspaper (same link I took the picture from).   M and I found it most interesting and heart breaking, but it's important information for the world to know.   We are not alone on this globe!!  

NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS - YAY - Thanks to our many blogger pals and many  Twitter pals, as of this minute $820 has been raised for the SPCA through the Chip-in fund @Rumblepurr had set up only a day and a half ago (our time).    We have already topped the original goal, and there is no doubt in my mind that we can get that figure up to $1,000.  What a tribute that would be to all our New Zeeland pals, and think about all the anipals we will help.  We know it's going to a good charity and Rumblemum or Rumbledad will make sure it gets into the right hands.   So, if you haven't contributed yet, we hope you will still do so - even a $1 or two helps

This paragrpah added after original post:   There are other ways to help too.  Please see @PepiSmartDog's blog for details on how to donate other than thru the Chip-In widget.   Sorry for this late additiion, I didn't see Pepi's Twitter message to me before this was already published.   http://www.pepismartdog.com/www.PepiSmartDog.com/Important_News/Entries/2011/2/23_New_Zealand_Earthquake.html

Many of my Twitter friends are hitting the tweets hard too.  Unfortunately, I haven't been over there too much, because I has been concentrating on this blog to help.  But they are doing a great job and I do check in a couple of times a day.

I do want to mention the following blogs that jumped on the bandwagon and posted the Chip-In Widget as soon as they heard it was up and running.   It's through our group effort that this has been so successful to date.  So a BIG THANK YOU to all these blog writers and also to all our TWITTER pals:

http://dashkitten.blogspot.com/2011/02/rumblebum-just-so-everyone-knows.html - @Dashkitten & mom @Whskr Live in New Zeeland also.
Thanks again to all you - YOU ROCK!
Please come back tomorrow cuz I have a special announcement to make.
Mario



12 comments:

Gidget, Lola and Rosie said...

great job Mario in raising money for the SPCA. Keep up the great work. And we are saying our prayers for all those in New Zealand and elsewhere that are in crisis right now.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I'll be back, Mario. You keep helping M too, OK, Pal?

Brian said...

Yes indeed, it's wonnderful to be associated with such a caring bunch! Purrs to everyone in New Zealand.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Thank you Mario for keeping us up to date. I purray for our furriends and their families that are in the earthquake zone. I've never been through anything like that and can't imagine how terrifying it must be. Our little donations don't seem like much individually, but lots of little donations add up to a whole lot of help.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Just used the chip-in thingy. And sending good thoughts. Just so hard to hear others are hurting.

pawhugs, Max

Oskar said...

Thanks to you for keeping us all updated!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

KokoroPurrs said...

Shanks! We're sending all our purrs to our friends in trouble.

Tamago said...

We pray for those affected by this terrible earthquake. You are such a good friend, Mario.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for all those affected by this terrible quake! And what a great thing to have so many in the blogosphere who are getting the word out and trying to help. We're gonna have our mom get some green papers together to donate.

Mr Puddy said...

A Ton of my purrs to everyone in New Zealand !
xxx

stlcatlady said...

Thanks for link to rumblebum and to the chip in. What a terrible thing, and there's been absolutely nothing about it on the news here! If not for you, I would know nothing about New Zealand's news. :-( Prayers for everyone hurt and missing; *hugs!* to you. So glad the currents of life brought you to me.

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