Thur update: #tweet4habitat, Hospitality Hub, get a job marketing the Grizz, Grace Askew, boycott BP, and more

If you’re on Twitter, every time you use the #tweet4habitat in a tweet, 7 cents will be donated to Memphis Habitat for Humanity. They’re seeking more sponsors, so that per-tweet amount may increase. More info here.

Great article in the CA this morning about the Hospitality Hub. The Hub, located on Jefferson between Second and Third, helps the homeless get the resources they need to get out of their current condition. Open MWF 1-4 PM, it offers coffee, tea, magazines, and a place to relax. They have a clergyman and counselers there. They can help people get documents they need that are vital to getting a job, such as photo ID and birth certificates. They also can get alcohol and drug counseling for those who need it. Furthermore, this year they started a jobs program, where great companies like the Memphis Cook Convention Center and ServiceMaster hire people recommended by the Hub. So far the program has better than a 90% success rate. If you want to get your company involved, please contact them. More info here.

The article notes, by the way, that most of the panhandlers seen on Downtown streets are NOT “customers” of the Hub. Most of the regular panhandlers have places to stay, and panhandle to feed addictions.

If you want to get your foot in the door in marketing, the Memphis Grizzlies are looking to add a few members to their Street Team. You’d be representing the Grizzlies at local events, collecting sales data, supporting the team at appearances, and assisting the promotions and events departments. If you like to get out and meet people, this would surely be a FUN job. Details here.

If you’re Downtown for Trolley Night or the Memphis Zombie Massacre tomorrow, you can catch some great music down the street. Grace Askew will have her album release party at the Warehouse on G.E. Patterson. $10 admission, or free admission with purchase of the new album ($15 value).

Get a free “Boycott BP” bumper sticker here when you pledge to buy your gas from anyone but BP until they clean up the mess they made in the Gulf.

About 70% on whether I’ll do the Peabody rooftop party tonight… the Middle Eastern menu does sound good. If I go I’ll bring the camera.