#SummitLovesWAG is a project that literally evolved on Twitter overnight, and we’re so excited that we’ve been able to make it happen with help from a few of our online friends. Hopefully you’re interested to find out all about it, so let us fill in the gaps:
Gap 1: While very excited last night that we had 1976 followers, we tweeted this…
Gap 2: After a few retweets @timberloo suggested this this…
Gap 3: And then @tatterededge one-upped us and added this…
Gap 4: We’re now donating 50¢ to WAG for every new Twitter follower in October!
It really happened just like that. We asked our Twitter followers what we should do and this really means a lot to them, so we’re going with it and we’re incredibly excited! It’s not often, on social media, that you get to be part of something that genuinely has a direct impact on the community you live in. This is incredibly apt as it is also National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, too – this impromptu fundraiser couldn’t have happened at a better time.
Sometimes the universe lays out the pieces and you just have to put them together. Thanks cosmos!
Gap 5: What is WAG and why is it important to us
Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) was founded in 1982 when two friends identified the need for an animal rescue service in the Sea-to-Sky corridor. Since then, WAG has grown into a respected community asset that has found ‘forever homes’ for thousands of animals from great danes to guinea pigs. Without them, many of our furry friends would not be living the happy lives they have today.
Why is 2000 followers is important to us?
To some people 2000 followers might not seem like a lot, but to us this is a big deal. We relish every opportunity to meet new exciting people – and now we know almost 2000 awesome people, on Twitter alone!
For example, just yesterday we came across this a gorgeous photo of musician, actress and writer Alexandra Staseson at Lost Lake on Instagram. Interested in how her songwriting was going, we found her on Twitter which then lead to her visiting us in person for an inspiring creative afternoon at the hotel.
We love our online family, so when we realised we were almost at 2000 followers we asked everyone on Twitter what we should do to celebrate…and this is the happy ending.
How to share, follow and help raise money
First, please start by following us on Twitter at @WhistlerSummit. Second, share this post with everyone you know so they too can share the story of #SummitLovesWAG. Thirdly, please include the has hashtags #SummitLovesWAG and #SummitCommunity so we can track the progress.
Thank you for being part of the adventure!
p.s. It would be incredible if this went vital and we raised provincial or global awareness for WAG. Having said that, this awesome impromptu fundraiser was not in our budget, we just wanted to help make one of our followers ideas become a reality. So should it go viral, we sadly will have to cap our donation at $1000, but we will donate our time and social media networks to continuing to promote Whistler Animals Galore!