Today Amazon put a button on their main page to allow concerned customers to use 1-Click to donate directly to American Red Cross South East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Relief Efforts. As of now they have collected 13057 payments totalling $635,123.42.
I recently began working with a company called Redknee, where I work with several people from areas hard hit by this disaster. I’ve mentioned the company before, and they are certainly one of the best companies I’ve had the fortune to work with. A few minutes ago the CEO sent a message via email that the company would match all employee donations.
It would be amazing if more companies valued social reponsibility this highly.
Update: In the span of writing this post (I’m also watching Spiderman 2 with my son) Amazon is up to 13648 payments totalling $666,677.49.