Monday, May 17, 2010

Nashville Flood Relief Tweetup Is On!

The Nashville Flood Relief Tweetup has been set for June 7th at the Tin Roof, located at 1516 Demonbreun St. in Nashville from 6-9:00. There will be silent auction items from the Predators as well as other items that will be of interest at the site. We are also attempting to get coaches, players and members of the broadcast team that are in town to stop by for pictures and visits with the Pred nation.

In addition to the on-site silent auction, there will be an on-line auction of donated NHL merchandise on the Community Foundation's site on E-bay Giving at http://www.ebaygivingworks.com/ Just go to the site, type in the name of Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee under the "search non-profit" section. You will be directed to their site.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Flood Relief Fund.

This will be a great night of food, fun, and fellowship as the Predator nation gathers for a good cause.

To confirm your attendance, go to http://twtvite.com/nashfloodnhltweetup

Social media is changing the way we communicate and get our information. it is also changing the boundaries of our community. The outpouring of support and prayers from around the country after the flood has been phenomenal. Much of this information, communication, and support has come via Twitter. Twitter continues to change the dynamic of hat we call  our community.

Upon learning of the situation in Nashville, Dani Muccio, known to twitter users as dani3boyz, got in contact with me and said why don't we do a "tweetup", a meeting of twitter users in a general area, and use it as a fund raising effort for flood relief. Great idea, and it is going to come to pass on Monday, June 7.

However, Dani said that the hockey fans in Nashville are part of a bigger community drawn together by their love of the sport, and she thought that she could get support for the fund raising effort from teams around the NHL. And through her efforts, we are receiving items form the L.A. Kings, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Washington Capitals, and other teams.

Social media has changed the way we communicate. It was in the venue of social media that the rallying cry "We Are Nashville" was spawned and took flight. It has been through social media that countless volunteers hae been organized to meet the needs of a hurting people. It has drawn in the support of hockey teams and fans from L.A. to New York.

And it is re-defining what we call a community.

1 comment:

  1. Great job putting this together! Can't wait.

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