Showing posts with label Hurricane Sandy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hurricane Sandy. Show all posts

Thursday, June 27, 2013

#sponsored Get your #SocialGood on, 1 view = 1 meal donation! Watch @Toyota #MealsPerHour SHORT Documentary and help support @FoodBank4NYC

Sponsored: "This post was written as part of a sponsored partnership via Stiletto Media Blogger Network.”

Ascending Butterfly began as a small empowerment community with a simple mission statement: To seek out and share the best sources of inspiration on and off the web. To empower and inspire a mind, body and soul approach to wellness and wellbeing. We started with simple daily breathing affirmational excercises and inspirational quotes. We encouraged you to bring out the best within yourself first, because much like an Airline Stewardess warns you to put the oxygen mask over your own face first, you can't inspire others if you  yourself are not living inspired and empowered. It's been a super long journey since those humble beginings in 2009. But the first thing I learned about my Ascending Butterflies is that you all celebrate the importance of Social Good. You all made it clear that if the community was going to open it's doors to brands, and I very much made readers a part of that decision, you all mentioned that we should start with brands giving back and doing good. And I love each and every single one of you for reaching out to me with that stipulation. I have certainly stuck to it!

And just like many years ago you all called me to action about making sure our collaborations made sense and were truly an organic fit to the community, I now call YOU all to action today. I have a simple but very powerful call to action for each and every single one of you reading this today!

Toyota partnered with Food Bank for New York City to bring food to areas that were impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The program which is called Meals Per Hour, galvanized a team from the Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) to share Toyota know-how on how to do more with less.

Toyota in their wisdom sought to INCREASE the number of meals given out per hour. Through small changes, the team was able to increase the number of emergency meal boxes from 25 to 450 per hour! Providing 250,000 meals in the process. They proved that small changes can have a HUGE impact!

Watch Supermarché's documentary to see what changes Toyota made and why these changes matter.:

Toyota will also donate one meal to Food Bank For New York City, up to 1,000,000 meals by July 19, for each video watched in it's entirety.


Spread this via twitter, facebook, google plus and pinterest! How many places can you share this important message with your online friends? Try sending this message: "#sponsored @Toyota #MealsPerHour Supermarche Filmmakers @henryandrel 1 view = 1 meal for @foodbank4NYC"" or even re-tweeting our post or any post in the twitter feed using #MealsPerHour as the hashtag will really help this great cause! Let's make getting a friend to get a friend to watch this our Mitzvah of the day!

I try to do something good for someone each day, be it hold a door open for someone, help someone upstairs with heavy bags, just simple deeds that mean alot to the person who is on the receiving end, yet takes so little time out of my day to do. I try for three things a day everyday!

Butterflies, How many people did YOU inspire to watch this video today?

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Disclosure: “This post was written as part of a sponsored partnership with the Stiletto Media Blogger Network.” This post also entitles me to extra incentives and a chance to win a gift card.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

There are some animals that REALLY need YOUR Help! - New York Aquarium Devasted by Hurricane Sandy!

While I know a ton of people have taken time to personally text to donate to the Red Cross, and some who donated during the Hurricane Relief Fundraising Televised Concert, I just wanted to post about a New York Landmark that was very hard hit, and desperately needs help! (and yes I am well aware with a Gas Shortage in the City everyone's budgets are already stretched a bit thin!)

All 14 acres of the New York Aquarium were overtaken by surge waters during the storm, creating significant and long-lasting damage throughout the park. Located just off the beach at Coney Island, the 14-acre aquarium was completely overtaken by water. They are working on restoring life support systems and have restored power to two exhibits. Water is still being pumped out of areas that house crucial operating systems.

The primary concern remains the health of the thousands of animals, many of whom will be relocated to other aquariums if power cannot be restored within a safe time-frame. Next comes the long process of repairing and rebuilding.

Mitik, orphaned Walrus Calf being cared for by NY Aquarium Staff during Hurricane Sandy 2012,  @Julie Larsen Maher @WCS

During Hurricane Sandy, 22 dedicated aquarium staff remained on duty throughout the storm (24 hours a day!), working nonstop to protect and care for the animals as the waters rose and the winds battered the coast. This was especially crucial for the safety of Mitik, the orphaned walrus calf who only recently arrived and whose pre-existing health issues require constant attention.

Flood waters engulf the New York Aquarium's Sea Cliffs exhibit. Hurricane Sandy 2012. @Julie Larsen Maher @WCS

That same staff has continued to work around the clock to restore operating systems critical to thousands of animals in the Aquarium's care. They have established temporary life support for the aquatic systems, are pumping flood waters out of basements and mechanical areas, and are working to restore filtration and other life support essential for the exhibit and holding tanks.


New York and the United States at large are always quick to send aid to others and now we sound the alarm, one of our Major Landmarks (and a fond part of most New Yorkers childhoods, cherished moments with family as well as visitors to our fair city) is in JEOPARDY! Please click HERE to help the animals, no donation is too small!

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FTC Disclosure: I am a Wildlife Conservation Society Blogger Ambassador. However this is NOT a sponsored post, this post is entirely non-compensated and all opinions expressed herein are 100% my own. I am an Avid Animal Lover, and Life Long New Yorker and want to see this cherished landmark get the help it needs!