For those of us who have been glued to their TVs over the past few days, should know full well that the recent disaster in Haiti is a horrible situation. No amount of hyperbole in any manner of fashion can sum up the dire straights the people there are in. They desperately need our help; the world’s collective help.
Over at Bungie.net you can “Be a Hero!” by purchasing special shirts that will help raise support for the current crisis in Haiti. Not only will each t-shirt purchase go towards the Red Cross, but till the end of the month anything purchased from the Bungie store will go towards relief efforts.
And even if you’re strapped for cash you can still help out by simply picking up your Xbox 360 controller and playing Halo 3 or Halo ODST.
So, you want to help but don’t have a way to get one of our shirts or make a monetary donation? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered with the easiest possible way to be a hero – playing Halo!
We are rallying our fan community to show their support by playing Halo 3 or ODST online next Wednesday or Thursday while wearing a special emblem signifying your commitment to the cause. For every thousand heroes that participate, we will make a $100 donation on behalf of Bungie and our fan community to the Red Cross for Haiti relief efforts, up to a maximum of $77,000. All you have to do is don a special emblem and play a game online and know that you’ve done a small part to help those in need.
Hit the following link and you will find a list detailing the specifics on how you and your gaming buddies can join in on this great cause. It’s a pretty easy way to help out, so please call up all your friends to help Bungie reach it’s goal!
Be a Hero! [Bungie.net]
These other awesome links of the day way below will point you to other gaming related places where you can lend your support too.
Lastly I ask for you to check out the American Red Cross website. There you will find information about the relief effort or how to contact family members you have residing in Haiti. The website is just a good resource for what is happening, with a steady flow of press statements about the current general state of things.
Not to mention that you can also donate money online or if you’re too impatient, easily text “HAITI” to “90999” to automatically donate ten dollars. (A one time donation will be billed to your monthly cell phone statement.)
And remember any money that you can spare, whether it be a ten dollars, five dollars – heck even one dollar. Whatever. Please do. The people of Haiti need as much help as possible while the situation there grows ever worse by the minute.
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Haiti Disaster Relief – How You Can Help [Gaia Online]
Gamers4Haiti Charity Drive [GamingAngels]
Gaming for Haiti – 48 Hour Marathon [Gamers Gaming For Good]