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Micro-storytelling from Haiti

by Christiana Stergiou

@aidwkr: landed in Port au Prince today – this place is chaos, devestation is profound and this is going to be a long haul ..11:03 AM Jan 16th from web

@aidwkr is Dominic MacSorley, a Concern aid worker in Port au Prince, Haiti. His tweets from 16 January onwards tell a remarkable story of sadness, hope and humour.

I heard about Dominic yesterday morning, when I received a thank you email from Concern, in response to a donation I made a few days ago. They suggested I follow him on Twitter. Reading his tweets brought a tear to my eyes and reaffirmed the importance of my donation to Concern.

It’s great to see Twitter being used to tell stories. You can see Dominic’s tweets here (for those new to Twitter, start from his 16 Jan post and read upwards).

And if you’re looking for more information about donations and fundraising in response to the earthquake in Haiti, check out the regular updates and news roundups fromĀ Chronicle of Philanthropy.

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