On Monday, March 8th, 2010, hundreds of Latinos in Social Media participated in our Latism4Chile fundraiser on Twitter. For approximately 2 hours, our members opened their hearts -and wallets- while sharing anecdotes, news and words of hope for our sister nation of Chile.
Our fundraiser benefitted Un Techo para tu país, a non-profit organization led by young people from all over Latin America. The organization is powered on volunteerism, mainly but not limited to college students, who work on building houses for homeless people in Latin America year-round, not just during times of disaster. Besides Chile, they have offices in Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, República Dominicana and Uruguay.
In addition to their ongoing relief efforts on the ground in Haiti, the volunteers of Un Techo para mi país have been actively aiding Chile´s rebuilding efforts since the beginning. So far they have built 246 houses in Chile and their goal is to have 1,700 by end of this week. At our explicit request, all donations from last week´s fundraiser party have gone directly to fund relief efforts through one of their subsidiaries/offices in Chile, Un Techo para Chile.
Latism is once again, very proud of its members for such a beautiful display of solidarity. Our Latinos never let us down! We would like to thank each and every one of you who tweeted, retweeted, participated to help us raise over $1,000 for Chile, especially our generous donors:
Daniel Diaz, Ana Flores, David Flores, Jennifer Lubrani, Marjorie Denisse Quiroz, Tanya Ahedo, Jeannette Braun, Murray Mann, Diana Estigarribia, Ivette Zurita, Kelly Mullaney, Kristy G. Blea, Ana Castro, Chelsea Rock, Reina Valenzuela, Miguel Guadalupe/Maria Santana, Karen Rojas Paredes, Esperanza Roman Mendoza, Alyda Watkins, America Baez, Salvador E. Mendoza, Jean Parks, Jennifer Salazar, Mariana Perez, Nilka Romero, Monica O’Reilly, Carolyn Gonzalez, Yolanda Mason and Elianne Ramos.
We would also like to thank Speak Hispanic Communications, Inc. [http://www.elianneramos.com] for their kind donation of special edition LATISM T-Shirts to the night’s top donors. If your name appears in the following list and you haven´t yet sent your mailing address, please DM your address to your trusty Latism party hostess, @ergeekgoddess
LATISM T-SHIRT WINNERS
Karen Rojas Paredes
Esperanza Roman Mendoza
– On behalf of Latism and Un Techo para mi país, THANK YOU!