Today is GiveBig! A one-day only event, which your donation is matched by the Seattle Foundation. Our team is helping promote Transplant House, a local organization who helps people with affordable housing while they wait for their organ. Sometimes is weeks, sometimes it’s months. Please consider donating to this great organization!
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Volunteer Spotlight: Steve Lantz
I have been associated with Transplant House for a little over 3 years as the chairman for the Housing Committee. I was asked by Larry Winn, chairman of the T.H. Board, if I would like to help out. Larry and I have known each other for over 35 years because we worked together in the art publishing industry. I had witnessed Larry’s progression over the years towards and ultimately having his liver transplant in 2002…
Read more at: http://www.facebook.com/THSeattle
And if you haven’t watched our video, check it out…a really amazing story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFWBaAuxXbY&feature=player_embedded
Here is a short excerpt:
“When you are in a different city, it can be challenging. Taking the bus or shuttle, getting sleep, reconciling anxieties – these are all things that can add stress. Transplant House accommodations allow patients and their families to cook for themselves and feel comfortable in their environment while they wait. Transplant House helps during the waiting period and facilitates the process of being sick to becoming well again. Sick patients can interact with successful transplant patient volunteers, and this interaction breeds hope. Transplant House thinks they are just providing a place to sleep for patients, but really, it is providing them with hope.”
Read the full blog entry at:
Posting on behalf of Diva:
When Jason Imani suggested Transplant House as the organization for which we would complete a social media campaign, I couldn’t help but feel a pang in my heart. Lindsay, my best friend’s little sister, had a heart transplant 2 years ago and is now living a healthy and active life as a happy wife and mother. I remember the uncertainty and fear in my friend’s voice when she called me and told me what Lindsay would have to go through. She felt so helpless during this time. Having the experience of seeing what my close friend and her family were going through is solid proof in my mind that the service that Transplant House provides is a necessary and vital program for transplant patients and their families. Transplant House provides temporary, affordable housing to transplant patients and their families before and after their transplant procedures. They do their best to take this extra financial burden away from families and patients during this time of extreme stress, in addition to creating a space that is comfortable and feels like home. The last thing on the minds of patients and their families should be figuring out the logistics and finances of temporary housing that is safe, comfortable and convenient to local hospitals and other care facilities. The stress of such a serious medical procedure along with being away from home is more than enough to deal with. I applaud Transplant House for giving these people one less thing to worry about during a very stressful time and ask those reading this post to learn more about how you can get involved and help their organization.
Don’t read this post if you easily offended:
Here’s a glimpse:
We’re trying to help build awareness for Transplant House, a non-profit I’ve personally been involved with for the last few years. If you or anyone you know has ever been through the transplant process, you can sympathize how challenging it can be.
Please take the time to share the love by visiting and “Liking” their Facebook page:
If you want to know more, to volunteer or to donate, please visit their website at: http://www.transplanthouse.org/
In case you missed it. Social Media Examiner puts out a yearly industry survey:
In our fourth annual social media study, more than 3800 marketers reveal where they focus their social media activities, how much time they invest and what the rewards are.
Original Post: 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report
Another good article from SEOMoz:
“Outreach letters are a primary element in any quality link building campaign: If you’re not getting responses, you’re not getting links. It takes a lot of trial and error to find what works, which can be difficult for new link builders. To make things easier for everyone, I wanted to give several outreach letters I use for contacting different sites.” Read the entire article: Outreach Letters for Link Building [Real Examples]
I thought this was an interesting article that helped quantify just how much Facebook sucks out of our life:
Scroll down to how facebook is killing the competition with it’s ad system.