Vanilla Helps Haitian Families Re-unite

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January 21, 2010

Vanilla Helps Haitian Families Re-unite

Hello Mark,

I have been using vanilla for a long time, also been using your file browser too. I have been following vanilla development although not a programmer/coder. It always interest me the simplicity and design of vanilla.

I am Haitian and have been really busy since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struct Haiti last week. […] I would like to thank vanilla forums for reuniting 53 Haitian families. If you wonder how, read these links:

http://www.blackweb20.com/2010/01/14/florida-man-builds-network-to-connect-haitian-quake-victims-loved-ones-around-the-globe/

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/social-networks-link-desperate-haiti-relatives-and-relief-177346.html

http://bit.ly/7jgKwQ

I setup http://koneksyon.com/index.php (Connection in creole, native language of Haitians) the day after the earthquake to help people get in contact with their loved ones in Haiti. The site had over 17,000 hits over the first 24hrs and 50,000 over the next 48. It was featured on CNN, ABC, NBC every major network. Thank you for your forum and the 53 families your company helped unite.

I always say that the most amazing thing for me as a developer is to see how people use my software. Normally I’m talking about the plugins, themes, or modifications that people make to the code. But today I am once again blown away. I am so glad that we could play our little part in all of this.

Thanks to Marvin for reaching out!

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Mark O'Sullivan

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