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Ann Curry, tweets help find woman missing in tsunami
Canon Purdy, 25, went missing after the Japanese village she was visiting was hit by the tsunami. But she was joyfully reunited by phone with her family Monday after TODAY’s Ann Curry responded to a tweet from Purdy’s sister. “It was a great relief,” Purdy said.
Dave Mathison, author of award-winning Be the Media, spoke to Belmont students Monday morning about tips for planning an event and how he started his own upcoming fundraising event in Nashville.
Rather than ask students to politely turn off their phones, he invited creative interaction and welcomed them to tweet or Facebook the event.
“Tweeting is reporting,” Mathison said.
Mathison focused the convocation primarily on how he dreamed up, organized and gathered a team of professionals, financial supporters and celebrity sponsors to help launch his HomeAid virtual fundraising benefit to end homelessness as a result of natural disasters in places such as New Orleans and Nashville.
The event will spotlight live streaming “house parties” and concerts from celebrities and other artists, and with all costs covered by sponsors, 100% of all donations will go towards non-profit organizations already helping to end homelessness. Click here to learn more about HomeAid:
Mathison is also looking for volunteers to help with publicizing, coordinating and organizing the event. Email him directly at David@BeTheMedia.com to find out how you can utilize your journalism and social media skills to help in this local endeavor.