When FlyoverJoel first suggested we do something to help others during the season of over-indulgence, I suspected it was to distract us from the nacho cheese stains on his shirt.
Instead the melding of great deeds and warped minds produced #Tweet4Meat — an annual event so worthy that even the smartest, funniest people on Twitter will use a hashtag without shame or remorse for the benefit of people who can’t star, retweet or trophy.
In the first two years, #Tweet4Meat raised $7,784 to buy chickens, bees, hoes and seeds and other elements of sustainable farming and community development for people who have little food, less liquor and no Wi-Fi.
These are the people who benefit from your donations to Heifer International.
So beginning Dec. 4, we’ll write and post dumb jokes relentlessly across all time zones — on every continent — until we meet our goal of $7,000, an apocalyptic prophesy is fulfilled or Dec. 11, whichever comes first.
How can you help?
First: Donate between Dec. 4-11. Put down that catalog from Patagonia or Brookstone and browse through Heifer’s fine-feathered offerings. I mean, where else can you buy a llama and provide food and reliable income for the nations? Then make a donation at firstgiving.com.
Second: Put your mouth where your money is. From Dec. 4-11, tell some #Tweet4Meat jokes and share the donation link with the same fervor as a #FF for your favorite tweeter.
If you have an idea you’d like to share, email Tweet4Meat2013@gmail.com or let me or @Flyover know — or someone on this list of folks who keep supporting Tweet4Meat. They’re some of the finest people you’d never make eye contact with:
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