Social Media for Good – The #CitizenGulf Project

One of the greatest aspects of social media is how it’s been adapted to helping charitable causes and non-profits.

From reacting to the Haiti disaster to raising funds for a kids school in Tanzania, social media continues to show just how much we can make a change where before we may have thought there was nothing we could do.

A perfect example of this is the CitizenGulf project, which my friend Geoff is a part of.

Social Media #CitizenGulf project

Organized by a mix of business owners, cause marketers and social good causes, the CitizenGulf project aims to help fishing families affected by the recent BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf Coast.

As the clean-up for the mess continues and red tape and legal issues hold up some of the aid packages, CitizenGulf wants to help make a difference now. The great thing about the project is that it takes very little from us to get involved, yet it can make a huge difference to those affected.

This includes the fishing families whose livelihoods have been destroyed; locals affected by how the economy has been hit by the spill; and wildlife left to fend for themselves without our aid.

And with hurricane season fast approaching this area, the need for our help is clear.

So how can you help?

There are a ton of events planned around the U.S. to benefit the area, and you can find these locations here. If your city isn’t on there yet but you want to help, you can contact the CitizenGulf team to organize your own event.

You can also donate to organizations recommended by CitizenGulf, if you prefer that.

The oil spill in the Gulf is one of the biggest ecological and corporate disasters in the U.S in recent times. CitizenGulf wants to give us an easy way we can help the locals and the landscape.

Seems a pretty straightforward decision, no?

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  1. says

    It’s a slam-dunk call, Danny. No questions asked.

    Social media can be a powerful medium for change – and to do the larger good. I am all for being the catalyst and change agent in making the world a better place for everyone.

    On a side note, I loved the CitizenGulf model. I really appreciate the fact that part of the donations don’t automatically go towards administrative fees like other charities and NGOs. That’s one model to emulate!

    • says

      Agreed, Kapil, and that’s a big plus for me when it comes to any charitable causes. Admin fees are needed, obviously, but some use them to cover non-important costs, and that’s a huge turn-off for me.

  2. says

    Hi Danny

    Social media networks are very useful to share instant messages among large amount of audiance atonce. It is an advantage of social media that gets response instantly whether it is bussiness or other social activities. In a short, we can say social media is helpful to connect with people those who connected on social networks.