Sam the man

By Janet Wilson In Commentary

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18th April, 2011
At 22, he became the general of his own army. An army that at its peak mobilised 13,000 people a week. Now, having rallied and motivated the Student Volunteer Army to get stuck in and help after the Christchurch earthquakes, Sam Johnson is off to help rally a volunteer army in Japan. “We want to make sure we’re not a burden,” he adds quickly. “The problem with disasters is that every Tom, Dick and Harry wants to help.” Still not much more than a kid, Johnson has already proved it’s possible to provide effective help by harnessing the potent mix of social media with the desire ...

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