Earlier in the week I posted about the unfortunate situation that the Guelph Public Library finds itself in thanks to our fantastic Harper government. Well, it didn’t take long for people to take up the cause and start working to ensure that when the funding ends, the free internet access doesn’t.
City councillor Cam Guthrie has started a pledge drive on Twitter to help raise the $6800 required to keep the service up and running in its current form.
Within 24 hours, Guthrie said, he had collected more than $2,400 in pledges.
“People have been retweeting it like crazy,” the councillor said. “I’m getting contacted by people I don’t even know saying they want to help out.”
If you’re interested in giving something no matter how big or small, send a tweet to @CamGuthrie and let him know. Every little bit helps.
It totally sucks that the public should have to step up and cover for our government’s failings, but it seems that’s where we are if we want this valuable service to continue. Give if you can, and whether you can or you can’t, be sure to spread the word.