Have you ever doubted the usefulness of Twitter?
Well, it can be a lifesaver! A couple of weeks ago a local Red Cross chapter was alerted to a home fire because they subscribe to their local news station’s Twitter account:
“Actually, I found out when I turned on WQAD’s twitter. I follow the twitter everyday and that’s when I saw they we’re talking about a tavern that was on fire. We did contact the fire department and were told there was an apartment above the fire.”
You can follow Red Cross updates @RedCross.
You can also find your local chapter on Twitter (new chapters added each day so keep checking).
If you have any success stories like this, please let us know in the comments.
Filed under: Disaster Response