A video is asking teens to join the “525 Teens” movement for Memorial Day Weekend fundraiser Tweet to ReMIND. It aims to raise $1.65 million for U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with injuries from service.
The Woodruff kids and 525 Teens urged all their friends and peers to post the video on Facebook, link to it on Twitter, talk about it on their blogs and get as many friends as possible to visit TweetToReMIND.org to donate $5.25.
Bob Woodruff and his wife, Lee, co-founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation and ReMIND.org to support wounded veterans — in particular those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, who often suffer in silence, undiagnosed, and untreated.
Spearheaded by Porter Novelli, JWT Worldwide, Clinique and Sawhorse Media, Tweet to ReMIND is an online fundraising effort, allowing Twitter users to raise awareness and funds with their online posts. All proceeds go directly to localized resources for troops reintegrating into their communities after deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A few months ago, military support nonprofit Soldiers’ Angels and The San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF) decided that 300 soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will receive laptop computers. The laptops were supposed to be funded through SAAF’s Texas Resources for Iraq-Afghanistan Deployment (TRIAD), which had awarded Soldiers’ Angels a $210,000 grant.
Shopping destination Target has launched Bullseye Gives, a two-week-long giving campaign on its Facebook Page that will run from May 10 through May 25, 2009. It’s giving $3 million a week to support charities in the U.S.