Facebook's Oldest Member Has a Favor to Ask

Author: Steve Woods
Published: February 07, 2013 at 8:44 pm

The world's oldest Facebook user certainly seems to know her way around the place.

The pixels on Edythe Kirchmaier's 3-month-old Facebook account haven't even dried, and the 105-year-old has already found an altruistic use for it. Not wanting to miss a chance to make good use of her new-found online notoriety, Kirchmaier has partnered her social presence with an app for her favorite charity, nonprofit Direct Relief International. Here's a video explaining more:

Direct Relief's mission? According to their website:

"Direct Relief International provides medical assistance to improve the quality of life for people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest at home and around the world. Direct Relief works to support the work of healthcare providers in the USA and in more than 70 countries, equipping them with the medicines, supplies, and equipment so they can care for their patients."

Kirchmaier has volunteered at Direct Relief International for 40 years. Which means she started lending a hand to help others at the tender young age of 65, when most of us are winding our lives down into slow, subdued chillaxing. Edythe just renewed her driver's license, and is enjoying her new iPad Mini.

DRI's Facebook app asks users to Like Kirchmaier's page and spread the word. They want 105,000 thumbs up, or virtual "candles" in honor of the social networking centenarian. As I type this, she is just under 79,000, so if you want to help DRI in making Edythe's 105th memorable, Like the app, share the story, and help Edythe and DRI help others worldwide.


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