How to Help Paris – Please Share This Post

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

***ETA: We have unbolded things that might no longer be in effect***

Due to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, we’ve decided to create a post to help people. We are not in Paris, but like the rest of the world, we are heartbroken. Therefore we try to help anyway we can. Right now, for us, this means using the power of social media. We know that many people are still looking for loved ones. Here’s what you need to know: 

  • If you are in Paris please check out the hashtag on Twitter #RechercheParis. People are using this hashtag to find loved ones. If you are not in Paris, please pass it on. Some of these people might be in hospitals unable to contact someone and a simple retweet could change everything for a family waiting for news.
  • If you are in Paris, you can mark yourself as safe, on Facebook. Click here.
  • Anyone who witnessed the attacks can give a testimonial to the French government here or you can do it by calling #197
  • Anyone who witnesses something in Belgium can call #101
  • The French police is asking people to be vigilant when sharing information. Make sure it’s legit. 
  • If you are in Paris and have no place to stay please check the hashtag #PorteOuverte 
  • If you’re French and stranded in the U.S. check the hashtag #StrandedinUS 
  • If You’re French and stranded in Canada check the hashtag #StrandedinCanada 
  • All domestic & international Skype calls to landlines & mobiles in France are free for the next few days. Info here
  • If you are in France and see police activity in your area, the police is asking you to not tweet or post:  pics, videos or locations.
  • People are lighting candles and placing them in their windows to show their support for Paris. Check the hashtag #UneBougiePourParis
  • We have created a twibbon to place on your avi on twitter to show your support. You can find it here
  • If you see any unusual online activity or posts please report it to the French police here
  • Out of respect for the victims and their families, the French police is asking you not to post or share crime scene photos. Tweet below. 

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More information after the jump! 

Phone Numbers For Those Searching For Loved Ones 

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For Any Information. The Government phone # to call is: 

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Phone # For Those Who Wish To Know If Their Loved Ones are Hospitalized

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Donations

  • Represent has a t-shirt campaign up and running here. All funds will go to UNESCO Paris.
  • Blood banks in Paris are asking people to donate blood. More information here. ETA: Please wait until next week, they have enough now, but will need more then. 
  • eBay will be donating 5% of the weekend’s European revenue to the victims & families of the terror attacks in Paris. Read more here.

What to Know

  • Crowds and gatherings are forbidden in Paris until at least November 23rd. 
  • France will be holding 3 days of National mourning. 
  • They will be holding a minute of silence on Monday, November 16th.
  • Most cultural places and events are closed/cancelled. ETA: They are now open.
  • Several bus lines or metro stops are closed. Please click here for more information.
  • Disneyland Europe is closed.
  • There will be three days of National mourning. November 15, 16, 17. A gathering will take place on Monday, November 16th at noon. All French people are invited to participate. French flags will be at half-mast until November 17th. 

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Americans who wish leave a condolences message can do so here

German pianist who travelled all the way from Germany with his piano, to play Imagine in front of the Bataclan. 

To finish, here is a great cover of Imagine done by Coldplay, in honour of the Paris victims. 

We will update this post as need be. A special thanks to SoVeryAxy for helping me find all the links. 

If you’re seeing this post on three sites, it’s because we’re posting this on all three sites:

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Posted November 14, 2015 by justfp in Robert Pattinson

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