PokerStars players' Haiti relief donations pass $670,000
Let no one say PokerStars players don't have hearts.
With five days left to go in PokerStars' Haiti relief fundraising drive, PokerStars players have donated more than $670,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
As you're no doubt aware by now, PokerStars is matching every dollar of its players donations. After the first $500,000 in donations came in, PokerStars shipped $1 million to the IFRC. When the end of the month comes, another big check is going out.
Donating is easy. There are two ways you can send money for the relief effort.
And where is that money going? We asked and learned quite a bit.
So far, more than IFRC 40 flights have landed in Haiti. More than 550 tons of relief supplies have arrived on the island. More than 17,000 people have already been helped and the expectation is that another 80,000 people will get the help they need this week.
This is the largest single-country deployment in Red Cross Red Crescent history. So far, the relief workers have distributed health kits for 30,000 people across Haiti's capital. More than 1,000 people are getting emergency medical treatment every day. More than two million liters of water have already gone out from the Red Cross Red Crescent group across Port-au-Prince.
That's just a glimpse of the efforts going on in Haiti.
Again, thanks to everyone who has donated and will donate before this Sunday. Your generosity is unparalleled and more appreciated than you will ever realize.