Rockin' 4 Relief 2012 had an extra surprise!
Thanks to social media, Rockin' 4 Relief is huge. I sent out tweets saying: "I'm 15 and raised over $12,000 for families of Police/Fire/EMS killed on the job. Mind RT? www.rockin4relief.com Thanks!"
I've gotten many RT (retweets) which means everybody who follows this celebrity or athlete can see what I sent to them. I've gotten so much support from them and it is neat to see somebody famous care about something that is (at the moment) local.
I've used Twitter to send out these messages, which has greatly helped our publicity. We recently got an extra response that I never imagined would happen.
After sending that message to Ms. Oprah WInfrey, we received an answer saying she will match the $12,000 we've already raised and add $1,000 to get us to a total of $25,000! Everything we have done in the past 3 years doubled with in seconds thanks to Ms. Winfrey.
We are still looking for ideas! If you have any comments, questions, concerns, ideas, or want to help out, please contact Jennifer Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org