Credit for this idea lies firmly at the feet dcstone01. Just after Christmas dc posted a rant about how a hit and run had really been in the final straw on a really crappy year. You can find the article here:
So some of this lovely community decided we would try and help out a bit and offered our earnings to support the cause!
So anyway dcstone01 then came up with the idea of the Newsvine Community Chest. We all know that some of our fellow viners have been badly hit over the last couple of years while some of us have got off relatively unscathed. So why don’t we commit some of our earnings some of the time to help out our community?
Still trying to work out the kinks but I thought if people were interested in being involved in contributing they could join the group. Then if someone in the community needed a wee bit of help they could pop along and either leave a message or contact some of us through the contact button on our columns. That way if someone is embarrassed about asking for help it can be done privately and discreetly. Or they could write an article for the column if they wanted to.
What do people think? Does anyone have a better way of how it could be handled? Do you think the idea has legs?
I am happy to pledge my earnings for the next six months at least it to get it off to a good start.
You can find the group here: http://nvcommunitychest.newsvine.com/