Kindness Challenge

Friday, February 18, 2011

We need your help!

USA TODAY has launched the “#KindnessChallenge,” a Twitter campaign for charity. The top charity tweet-getters with the most creative ideas or goals from fans about how they’re supporting their favorite nonprofits will be featured in a story in USA TODAY.

Will you show your support for The Salvation Army? There’s only a few hours left – you have until 6pm ET tonight (Feb 18) – but here’s what you can do:

Finish the following sentence on Twitter:

“My #USATODAY #KindnessChallenge goal is to help (insert full name of charity or that charity’s twitter handle)….”

To support us, tweet:

“My #USATODAY #KindnessChallenge goal is to help @SalvationArmyUS …” and then let the world know what you plan to do! Need a few ideas? How about:

“…feed the hungry by donating food from my community garden.”

“…raise funds be recruiting all my friends to ring at Christmas Red Kettles.”

“…by shopping only at their Thrift Stores for a month.”

Get creative, and you can even have your friends retweet your messages.

For the complete list of rules, visit USA Today’s Kindness Blog here.

Thanks for Tweeting!

Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS

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The Salvation Army Needs Your Tweets!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Twitter fans, here’s your chance to help support The Salvation Army!

The Kindness community has announced USA TODAY’s “#AmericaWants” Twitter campaign for charity where the charity with the most ‘tweets’ wins a full-page, full-color ad in USA TODAY!

So where do you come in?

Simply tweet the following text:

“#AmericaWants The Salvation Army to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY.”

Yes, it’s that easy, but please make sure you include ALL WORDING in the quotation marks in order for your tweet to be considered. Otherwise, you’re tweet won’t be counted.

If you don’t have an account, it’s easy to set one up! Then you can paste this text in as your first tweet. And don’t forget to encourage your friends and families to retweet your message.

The contest only lasts through the end of Friday, April 16, so start tweeting! And while you’re at it, make sure to check out our Twitter page at http://twitter.com/salvationarmyus. For more information, read the USA TODAY article here.

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USA TODAY Poll: Giving – Haiti vs. Chile

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

According to USA TODAY article “Poll: More donated to Haiti than to Chile after quakes,” a recent USA TODAY/Gallop poll found that nearly half (45%) of respondents donated money to Haiti earthquake relief efforts, whereas less than one third (28%) of respondents donated to Chile aid work for the earthquake that struck the South American nation just more than a month later.

The article discusses several possible reasons for the disparity, but according to those who directly donated to Haiti efforts, 87% of them said they gave based on the amount of the country’s damage, and 73% gave based on the island nation’s dire economic state.

What factors affect you when considering donating to a disaster relief? Did you donate to efforts in Haiti or Chile, and why or why not? What do you think about the poll’s direct and implied findings?

The Salvation Army is actively working in the earthquake devastated communities of both Haiti and Chile, serving human need without discrimination. We have been present in Haiti since 1950, operating schools, clinics, hospital, feeding programs, children’s homes and church-related activities across the country. The Salvation Army has also been present and active in Chile since 1909, offering educational outreach, childcare programs, skills training, and anti-drug programs.

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