Friday, May 27, 2011

BwoB: An Update

Bloggers without Borders (BwoB) is a blogger-based charity whose mission is to help people—bloggers and readers alike—by harnessing the good will of the blogging community. Its founders are Maggy Keet of ThreeManyCooks, Erika Pineda-Ghanny of The Ivory Hut, Julie Van Rosendaal of Dinner with Julie, and Aimee Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites. BwoB officially launches in July 2011.

Thanks to everyone who gave so generously, we've been able to donate over a thousand dollars each to both Kristan and Sheila and their causes.

You can read their updates here:
Kristan in Arkanasas.
Sheila for Joplin, MO.

* * *
It's been about 36 hours since we launched Bloggers without Borders and our fundraising efforts for tornado victims, so we thought it was time for a progress report. As of midnight, we had raised over $1,200 for tornado victims across the United States. We can't thank you enough for your quick and generous response.

After launching our Joplin campaign, another blogger with another need came to our attention. Kristan of Confessions of a Cookbook Queen lives 5 minutes from where another tornado hit in Arkansas. Fortunately, lives were spared, but her uncle---a father of four who doesn't have much insurance---lost the family business when his flooring store was flattened. Family homes were also severely damaged and the overall loss is heartbreaking.

Bloggers without Borders Etna Denning Arkansas tornado
Kristan's uncle's family store.

When she learned of Kristan's situation, Shelia, our Joplin recipient, generously offered to share half of the fundraising proceeds with Kristan's community. "There is so much need that we definitely need to spread the love," she said. Kristan will distribute her share of the funds to the most urgent of situations in the Etna/Denning, AR community. She will also give us an update on her blog and share how the money was allotted. Truly, this is bloggers helping bloggers.

As we watch the news and the updates that are coming from these tornado-stricken areas, we feel such deep sadness for these people who have lost everything. Many of you expressed the same sentiment but we no longer feel helpless or hopeless, because together as bloggers, we are actually doing something to help in a real and meaningful way.

Our goal is to raise at least $2,000 so that we can give each blogger and her community $1,000. Please help us reach that goal!

And for those who already have donated, thank you for your support. Your tweets and blog posts touch us, and they encourage us to forge ahead. There is much need, yes, but together we're making a difference.

With gratitude,

Bloggers without Borders

Donate to Bloggers without Borders!

Want to spread the word? Want to help us raise money? E-mail us and we'll send you the code for the BwoB badge and donate button.


Jeffer Shen said...

If you haven't traveled to Miami or spent much time in South Beach, then you might not be replica watches uk aware of the fact that it is a battle ground. Oh yes, there is a sincere fight replica watches uk between Audemars Piguet and rival Hublot, whose watches dot the wrists of so very many people replica watches uk you encounter along the way. While Rolex exists like a benevolent force that maintains order in the luxury watch replica watches sale world - keeping everything "OK" as they endlessly spend on marketing to keep wrist watch love high - the young and restless seek out more rolex replica uk contemporary luxury sport watches from other Swiss brands. And those brands happen to very often be Audemars Piguet and replica watches sale Hublot, as I have personally experienced, at least in replica watches sale this city. Is there a winner? Everyone is a winner when you have people wearing watches from both brands as rolex replica clearly both companies are selling product.

chenmeinv0 said...

michael kors canada
christian louboutin outlet
celine outlet
polo ralph lauren
calvin klein
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors
oakley sunglasses
mbt shoes
adidas yeezy

John said...

fitflops sale clearance
true religion jeans outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
fendi bags
rolex replica watches for sale
adidas outlet online
clarks shoes outlet
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors bags
nike free run flyknit

Inem Poker said...

* BONUS REFERRAL 10 - 15 %




ninest123 said...

michael kors outlet
moncler outlet
kate spade
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton
louis vuitton outlet online
cheap jordan shoes

洛噷 said...

2018306 leilei3915
polo ralph lauren
cheap jordan shoes
canada goose outlet
pandora charms
michael kors outlet online
polo ralph lauren
pandora jewelry
canada goose uk
yeezy boost 350
coach factory outlet online


Blog Widget by LinkWithin