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Save Jericho: A Movement with a Heart

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

May was a tough month for small towns in Kansas, both fictional and real. While fans of the TV Series Jericho saw their show wiped out, the residents of Greensburg had a more important crisis on their minds.

I received an email from Diane Cookfair this morning reminding me of a previous post:
Think of how long it takes to build consensus in a business organization. I've worked on projects where it took a year just to get everyone on the same page -- just to agree about what needed to be done. The execution then took months. The way the "Save Jericho" movement operates, those plans could have been suggested on a Tuesday and completed by Wednesday afternoon.
She then pointed out:
Thought you'd like to know that NutsOnline and the fans of Jericho have done it again. On Tuesday, May 29th at 4:09 pm, Jeff at NutsOnline posted a request asking that Jericho fans help the people of Greensburg, Kansas, a real town that had recently experienced its own apocalypse, in the form of a tornado that destroyed over 90% of the town.

It is now 11:00 am on Wednesday May 30th. Currently, NutsOnline and the Fans of Jericho have raised $5,239 (in less than 24 hours) and the total is rising. Jeff Braverman has set up a mechanism that will allow the funds to go directly and quickly to the Greensburg Rebuilding Fund at Greensburg State Bank in Greensburg, Kansas. Unlike other charities, there will be no loss of donations to overhead. One hundred percent of donations will go directly to the people who need it the most. Even the Red Cross can't claim that.
As I write this, it's about 4:00PM EST, and the total has passed the $6,000 mark. That's in less than 24 hours, in case anyone is watching. Here's the link -- go donate now!

I've said repeatedly that you can't control the monster. But it's nice to see the monster doing good things. It's yet another way the "Save Jericho" movement can flex its muscles. CBS would be wise to figure out how to harness all of that positive energy.

UPDATE: I can't believe I didn't check this. The Google footprint for the phrase "jericho greensburg" (no quotes) is now 72,100 pages. In 24 hours. Unbelievable.

   

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6 Comments:

  • At 5:49 PM, Blogger Donna said…

    Great commentary once again. Thanks for spreading the word about helping Greensburg. Jericho fans are real people who understand that "reality" is not just a TV genre. Jeff challenged us to make a difference and boy are we ever! People who would never have thought to donate to Greensburg are doing it right now. Thanks to everyone who cares enough to help!

     
  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger flowerlady112 said…

    Great Article!!

    Save Greensburg - Save Jericho!!!

     
  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger BrendaLee1967 said…

    Thank you for once again recognizing the positives of our campaign/movement. You have consistently reported the most updated facts while other media have repeated the same old tired numbers and quotes.
    Maybe CBS should consider hiring YOU.
    Thank you also to Jeff at NutsOnline.com. He is a great guy with a heart of gold.

     
  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger sunwyn said…

    Awesome....there are some great folks working very hard to save a TV show and a small town in Kansas.

    SAVE JERICHO!!

     
  • At 11:14 PM, Blogger SaveJericho said…

    Thank you for your insight & support. You should take Leslie Moonves job. You are appreciated!

     
  • At 6:16 PM, Blogger audela said…

    Thank for your comment! Jericho made us reflect on the very essence of human kind! As the characters on Jericho, it made us realize how important it is to help each others in time of need. Please go to "nutsonline.com" and also donate to rebuild GREENSBURG, Kansas. Save Jericho!

     

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