Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Update
On the 25th April 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal. Two days later we launched our appeal to players.
The response was, as ever, both generous and fast and I'm proud to report that so far our players and our staff have raised more than $210,000 to help the people of Nepal. As a company , we will match these donations ensuring more than $420k goes to CARE , who are on the ground helping people to recover from this devastating disaster.
Tragically, a little more than two weeks after the first earthquake, another high magnitude one hit the same area, and whilst the death toll was not as severe, this second quake has seriously affected the rescue and recovery process.
We will therefore be extending our appeal until the May 25, and would encourage anyone who hasn't donated to get involved. Please click here to see the full range of ways you can donate. Every $1 will make a difference and we will match all the money raised.
Finally a few words from CARE to everyone. They are once again overwhelmed with the generous response from all our players and staff and have sent a message from Nepal to say thank you.
I would like to echo their words and pass on a huge thank you to all of you for your continued support at times of international disaster.
And here's a final update:
PokerStars players and staff ultimately donated $255,447.47, that PokerStars will match. That means that over half a million dollars will go to help the people of Nepal recover.
Once again, PokerStars players have opened their hearts (and wallets) to the less fortunate around the world; we are honoured to play a part in this assistance.
Sue Hammett is the Head of Corporate Giving for PokerStars and Full Tilt.