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Verizon helps us citizens call Chile

by Savan Thongvanh March 1, 2010

As of late we’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of witnessing some high profile corporate citizenship. Yesterday Verizon added to the list of good deeds done by American companies by allowing , through March 6th, calls from the US to be made without fees for residential log distance users. (more…)

HP Donates to Red Cross for Haiti and Encourages Employees to do the Same

by Savan Thongvanh February 7, 2010

Today the HP Company Foundation announced that it would donate $500,000 to the American Red Cross to help efforts in Haiti and will match up to $250,000 in employee donations. Way to go HP.

From HP:

The Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation today announced that it has committed $500,000 to the American Red Cross International Response Fund to support relief efforts in Haiti following the earthquake that devastated the country this week.

The HP Company Foundation also announced that it has committed up to $250,000 to match eligible contributions by employees of HP in support of the earthquake relief efforts.

This great effort is just the latest in tech companies finding ways to aide Haiti.

Read more about HP’s efforts

See what Google’s doing to help

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How Google’s Helping with Relief for Haiti

by Savan Thongvanh

After hurricane Katrina, Google quickly responded using what it’s got the most of, information. Now they’re doing the same with relief for Haiti. Google now has a special site dedicated to:

  • info on donating relief funds using well known text campaigns
  • donating relief funds using Google Checkout
  • offering a website badge to help locate victims
  • providing a dedicated news feed
  • and of course, providing map overlays of the affected areas

Google Earth Haiti

Visit Google for more details on relief for Haiti.

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