- One tweet and 24 hours later, a cargo plane full of food and $1 million dollars had been arranged for Somali hunger victims
- CNN’s Casey Neistat: “This is the story of what can happen when the power of social media is leveraged for something good”
(CNN)Actor Ben Stiller, the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick and social media stars including CNN’s Casey Neistat and Jérôme Jarre of Vine and Snapchat fame have helped raise $1 million in just 19 hours to help those facing starvation in Somalia, they announced.
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After just a couple of hours, Turkish Airlines responded by pledging to make available a full cargo flight with room for 60 tons of food. The airline also said it would allow the group to ship food containers on its commercial aircraft to Somalia until the country’s hunger crisis has ended.