Talk about social media. Last night’s Twestival in Washington DC raised funds for Miriam’s Kitchen, which provides meals and support for DC’s homeless. While the organizers have yet to announce how much money was raised, Miriam’s Kitchen says that last night they received enough to provide more than 10,000 meals for the homeless.

That’s quite a return for one evening’s party.

Twestival is a global, decentralized fundraising evening organized over Twitter. Last year’s global event raised significant sums for Charity: Water. This year, with Twestival Local the organizers let local groups pick the beneficiaries.

For more photos from the evening, check out my DC Twestival Flickr set – or all Flickr photos tagged dctwestival.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
Lens: Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f1.5 (Leica thread mount)
Adapter: John Milich LTM-G1