#EMchat is a little over a year old and I can honestly say that the higher education professionals that participate in our weekly chats are some of the most intelligent, genuine, and caring people I have ever "met". I use quotes around the word met because most of us have never met in real life, but I consider our friendships as real as it gets.
This past Monday, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast around 8 pm CST. As I sat in my home in Texas, thousands of miles away, my thoughts were on my friends in harm's way. I felt helpless. I became painfully aware of all of the people I talk to via Twitter everyday that live on the East Coast. Tuesday morning arrived and I knew that we had to do something. I knew that not only the #EMchat community, but the #highered community as a whole could come together and give back.
So, Alex and I have been working like crazy to organize #EMchat's first community project!
We are proud to announce: #EMchat Gives Back
#EMchat Gives Back is our opportunity to do our part to help raise money for the American Red Cross. We have contacted the American Red Cross and #EMchat has an official 3rd Party Fundraising Agreement with them to raise money for their Disaster Relief Fund.
We are looking for businesses that want to partner with us on this project. If you're interested in sponsoring, please contact me as soon as possible via Twitter @EMjennielle.
We will be taking pre-orders of the t-shirts as soon as we have a graphic, but until then, fill out this poll to let us know if you're interested in making a difference by purchasing a t-shirt for $20.
The American Red Cross has granted #EMchat permission to use it's logo for the #EMchat Gives Back initiative.