SOE Players Support Haiti Relief Charity Drive
Last weekend, Sony Online Entertainment offered players of EverQuest, EverQuest II, and Free Realms the opportunity to purchase special in-game items in support of the relief efforts being sent to Haiti.
When players redeemed 500 Station Cash towards the purchase of a Haiti Relief Plush Bear in EverQuest, Protectors of the Faydark Armor Crate in EverQuest II, or Zando the T-Rex in Free Realms, SOE contributed $10 for each purchase.
“In just three days we were able to reach our goal of $25,000 and it’s all because of the generosity of our players,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “They really stepped up for a good cause and we’re proud to lend support to the estimated 3 million Haitians affected by the recent earthquakes.”
The $25,000 donation will go to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development fund. Assistance provided by the American Red Cross may include sending relief supplies, mobilizing relief workers and providing financial resources.
Raising funds for the American Red Cross is the second charity project of 2010 for SOE, which just finished up a month-long drive for Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to providing children with toys and age-appropriate games at more than 70 hospitals worldwide. Due to the kindness of its player community, SOE was able to donate $26,900 to Child's Play.
For more information on how you can donate to either of these causes, please visit www.redcross.org and www.childsplaycharity.org.