Those of us not affected by Hurricane Irene indulged in weather porn.
You know... watching the Weather Channel or your news provider of choice and seeing almost instantly the destruction that the massive hurricane Irene was wreaking on the East Coast.
"Glad it isn't me" is a thought that probably crossed our collective minds at some point during the weekend.
But you know what?
It IS somebody.
There was tragic loss of life.
Some suffered extensive property damage.
And some lost all their worldly possessions.
Twitter has connected a geographically diverse group of people united around common interests. When one area of the country is affected by an event like Irene, those in other areas that were not impacted can rally to help. And the "twitizens" of Twitter have shown themselves to be a caring group of people.
This is our opportunity to once again step up and show what we are about, not just as twitizens but as people. One of our own, hawgs38, has lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene as flooding has taken her home and all her possessions.
Dani Muccio, on Twitter as @dani3boyz, has used her immense talent to put together a virtual tweet-up to help out hawgs38. You can go to the NHL tweetup site here and read even more about this great cause.
Our friend will have insurance to replace a lot of the major losses, but there are still a number of immediate expenses that she has. This is an opportunity to help out a very good person in a time of great need. You can donate as much as you would like by clicking on the PayPal link at the bottom of this blog. 100% of the proceeds will be delivered to a person that could really use our help, support, and prayers right now.
Oh, yeah. This is important;
100% of the first $1,000 donated will be matched dollar for dollar.
Thanks for your support for a friend to many of us and more importantly, to a person who is in desperate need right now.
I know you twitizens will come through.