Despite the stick the world wide web and social media as a whole receive, sometimes, just sometimes, something amazing results from using them in a proper manner.
Today, we have the perfect example. It all started on Thursday night, with Vine sensation turned entrepreneur Jerome Jarre calling out the mainstream media outlets for their failure to cover the famine currently happening in Somalia. He used the hashtag #TurkishAirlinesHelpSomalia and since then, something special has happened.
Internet personalities and mainstream celebrities soon got on board, with Ben Stiller, Casey Neistat and many others using the hashtag and urging people to get on board with the campaign to fly food to Somalia using a Turkish Airlines plane, currently the only commercial airline operating flights to Somalia.
🚨MAINSTREAM MEDIA WON'T TALK ABOUT IT !!!
— JÉRÔME JARRE (@jeromejarre) March 15, 2017
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 15, 2017
The latest amazing twist came in the form of a tweet from Turkish Airlines, who have promised to send aid to the country.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) March 16, 2017
As of writing, the GoFundMe campaign for the project currently sits at $846,000, or AED3,100,000.
Jump on board yourself and find out how you can help here.