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Join Our Roadblock Tomorrow, 9.19.08

Tomorrow, 9.19.08, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has issued a roadblock encouraging radio stations to simultaneously air public service advertising in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

We’re asking you to join the radio stations by displaying your support online all day tomorrow.

You can choose any of the following tools or any that you create to show your support:

Change the Avatar/Icon on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc to a Red Cross Avatar:
Volunteer Avatar Donation Avatar

Display a Red Cross Banner on your site:
The American Red Cross

Embed a Red Cross PSA on your site, Facebook page, etc.

Display a video shot during the Response effort to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

Embed a widget on your site, Facebook page, etc:

Pass the word about Text 2Help.
You can text the word “GIVE” to 24357 (2Help) to donate $5 to the Disaster Relief Fund.

FIND ALL ONLINE TOOLS HERE

Let us know if you’re participating in the comments!

We thank you and the victims of disasters like the recent hurricanes thank you.

>>Audio by Lesly Simmons about tomorrow’s social media roadblock

20 Responses to “Join Our Roadblock Tomorrow, 9.19.08”

  1. [...] Resources are available at http://redcrosschat.org/2008/09/18/join-our-roadblock-tomorrow-91908/. [...]

  2. [...] Resources are available at http://redcrosschat.org/2008/09/18/join-our-roadblock-tomorrow-91908/. [...]

  3. Yep, I am participating

  4. [...] is asking everyone who has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, and other online presence to display support for the victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and hundreds of other disasters tomorrow with the goal of raising awareness and funds to provide [...]

  5. [...] is asking everyone who has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, and other online presence to display support for the victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and hundreds of other disasters tomorrow with the goal of raising awareness and funds to provide [...]

  6. [...] is asking everyone who has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, and other online presence to display support for the victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and hundreds of other disasters tomorrow with the goal of raising awareness and funds to provide [...]

  7. Yep, we’re on it! Both our blog and website.

  8. [...] can also go on Red Cross Chat to find out more about the Roadblock and how you can get [...]

  9. Posted on our Facebook page!

    http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/World-Food-Programme/28312410177

  10. EMPOWERED,the Tampa Bay Chapter’s young professionals group,as well as the University of South Florida Red Cross Club have signed on to help promote the roadblock. All members will display the avatars on their personal social networking profiles today. The chapter is also including some of the tools online – Twitter, Facebook, Chapter Web site, EMPOWERED Blog, Etc. Find them at http://www.redcrosstbc.org

  11. [...] In the meantime, you can find more information about the effort here. [...]

  12. I’m definitely participating and will spread the word as much as I can. Good luck and thanks for everything you do.

  13. [...] The Red Cross is asking media — both old and new — to participate in a “roadblock” today, Friday, helping to raise awareness of and money for the organization’s disaster efforts. [...]

  14. [...] ← Join Our Roadblock Tomorrow, 9.19.08 [...]

  15. We at the St. Louis are so excited to be a part of the social media push. We have had our field volunteers blogging and twittering and we are starting to see the comments come in from our site visitors. We have our own local widget in place on our site and have included the Text2Help pieces as well as a disaster resources page with links to all of the great online resources provided at the National level. This is such a good way to communicate quickly with our constituents who make the web such a part of their daily life! Thanks to all of you out there who help to spread the Red Cross message each and every day.

  16. [...] The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has issued a roadblock encouraging radio stations to simultaneously air public service advertising in support of the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The Red Cross is asking people to extend the road block to social media space. [...]

  17. There’s a banner on the blog, a disaster fund raising widget on my professional wiki, and an avatar on the AOL IM. ;)
    Oh… and tons of local “Ride for the Red” stuff on the wiki for the high school community service club I sponsor.

  18. [...] “everyone who has a blog, Twitter account, Facebook profile, and other online presence to display support for the victims of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike and hundreds of other disasters tomorrow with the goal of raising awareness and funds to provide relief.” According to the release, [...]

  19. [...] to one of a few specially created avatars.  You can read all about the “roadblock” on Red Cross Chat or Beth’s [...]

  20. [...] Join our Roadblock Tomorrow In September we asked you all to help us raise awareness for the Campaign for Disaster Relief by showing your support online on Friday, September 19th. Thank you! [...]

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