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An international flash mob event: raising awareness

We are happy to have Sarah Evans stop by the blog today to share details on the international flash mob event she has been organizing.

What is a flash mob? It is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place (communicated via social networks), perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse.

Sarah Evans:

This Friday, June 4 is the first #somob4good, an international flash mob event to raise awareness for social service agencies. The mission of #somob4good to raise awareness for social service agencies around the world, many of which suffer from lack of funding and therefore cannot or are limited in providing much needed support in the communities they serve.

So, let's give them an opportunity for awareness and a platform for support.

For more details, to join a mob or create your own, join the Social Mob 4 Service fan page.

Even if you can’t participate in person, share your stories about social service agencies and their impact in your life via CNN iReport.

How else can you get involved?

• Lead your community's leg of the flash mob. We'll give you everything you need to make it happen. Just ask to be invited to the Google group. (The details are still a bit "hush-hush," but are available here.)

• "Like" the Facebook page. Even if you can't be at an event in person, you can join in virtually. Plus, all of the event locations will be listed here.

• Share the news with your networks: 1) Suggest the Facebook page to your friends; 2) Tweet about #somob4good; 3) Forward this email to anyone who might be interested in helping out

• Mark #somob4good on your calendar for June 4 and tweet and post using the hashtag.

Thanks for sharing this with us Sarah. Look forward to seeing what #somob4good comes up with and excited about the great things you are doing. Keep us posted!


  • Sarah Evans Says:

    Thank you SO much for sharing our #somob4good story. We can't wait for Friday. It's fun for a good cause. Best, Sarah :)

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