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Welcome to Expacked (Issue #9)

February 11, 2009

The Internet is a powerful thing.  Last week I mentioned the tragic story of Julie, the New Zealand English teacher, who needed help to travel home after a terrible motorcycle crash.  Through the internet word spread and it is fantastic to see that, in just a week, they have be able to raise over $10,000 to help bring Julie home (if you missed the story click here).

In another great fundraising event in Seoul, the “Aid Gaza Benefit Night”, featuring a wide variety of live music and performances, was held on Saturday.   This event, which was marketed well through Facebook, helped raise over 4.2 million won for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Special Gaza Appeal.  Well done!

As usual, a summary of this week’s stories is on the right.  There are a number of big stories in this issue, so I hope you enjoy the read and, of course, this week’s joke.



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