The Thunderclap hit 7.5 Million
The devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan is a humanitarian catastrophe. Millions in the Philippines are without electricity. Access to light and power is critical for survivors as well as emergency response teams who need light sources to begin dealing with the crisis. WakaWaka is getting solar powered lamps and chargers on the ground - as many as we can, as soon as possible. Apart from buying and donating WakaWakas, there is a very simple way how our community got involved.
Spread the word!
We started an online campaign to raise awareness for #SolarforPhilippines. Since you are a loyal supporter of WakaWaka, we wanted to invite you to add your Facebook and Twitter support. We used a platform called Thunderclap to swamp Twitter and Facebook with this important message.
What is Thunderclap? It's a new platform that allows people to pledge a Tweet or Facebook message that is concentrated and unleashed all at the same time. Think of it as a massive online flash mob on Twitter. It's completely safe and will automatically posted exactly one message on the participant's behalf.
It only took 5 seconds to join and we reached 7.5 million people at the exact same moment.
But what about Syria?
“Solar for Syria? What are you guys doing for the Philippines?” That’s what we‘ve been hearing. The tragedy in the Philippines coincided with the start of our Syria campaign and created a dilemma. We decided to postpone the start of the campaign until December 13th.