Wednesday, December 14, 2011

YAY for Team Atheist!!!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/12/us-atheists-donations-idUSTRE7B81SU20111212


Athiests on reddit got together and donated to Doctors Without Borders.  Awesome!

Doctors without Borders (DWB), also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, gets about 4,000 hits on its U.S. website on an average Sunday. Last Sunday that number ballooned to 50,000 as a horde of redditors, subscribers to the social media site reddit.com, thundered across the DWB homepage.


Thousands more clicked through from the atheism sub-reddit, a site normally given over to finding holes in religions and picking fights with creationists, and headed for a dedicated site at firstgiving.com, where they have so far given $180,000...

DWB normally gets a few million dollars a year from about 250-300 third party fundraising events, anything from reddit to a child selling home-made lemonade on the street corner. Reddit has contributed about 10 percent of that total in a few days.



I have never posted at reddit so I took a quick glance.  It's kind of overwhelming.  But google came to my rescue and I found the actual donation page.  It's at $194k now, just shy of the $200k goal.  Open your wallets if you can and help Team Atheist reach the $200k mark!

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/r-atheism/ratheism

2 comments:

krissthesexyatheist said...

Awh buddy, I would donate if i could, as you know...I'm all about the Team. In addition to what you said, the story was also in mainstream newspapers (I think I saw it in the LA times). Any positive exposure we can get the better. Awesome, I hope everything is awesome with you and yours,

Kriss

LadyAtheist said...

I'm glad we're being seen in a light other than trying to get rid of Nativity scenes on public land