Web Host SingleHop Donates $10k to Haitian Relief

. January 28, 2010 . 0 Comments

Web hosting provider SingleHop (www.singlehop.com) announced on Friday it will donate $10,000 to aid and relief efforts in Haiti.
The island nation continues to struggle following a devasting 7.0-magnitude earthquake that occurred on January 12th.
The disaster resulted in as many as 200,000 deaths and left an estimated 1.5 million people homeless.
In the aftermath of the quake, Haitians are faced with a critical shortage of essential supplies and support personnel.
SingleHop’s relief contribution includes a matching funds initiative, where the company will match any donations to its aid package made by SingleHop employees and customers.
“Our contributions will go towards providing food, water, shelter, and medical supplies to the earthquake victims who so desperately need them right now,” says Dan Salcedo, SingleHop VP of communications. “We hope that by leading the Web hosting industry in Haitian relief contributions, and by encouraging and matching contributions from our own employees, we can do our part and also inspire other individuals and organizations to respond generously to this humanitarian emergency.”
SingleHop has chosen to donate through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund initiative since the fund is structured on delivering 100 percent of the donations to the victims as administration costs are being undertaken by both President Bush and President Clinton’s foundations.
Other companies in the hosting industry have also announced they are contributing to the relief and aid cause. Last week, domain registrar and hosting provider Go Daddy donated $500,000 to Hope for Haiti.
Additionally, a slew of hosts including Rackspace Hosting, Peer1 Hosting, GoGrid, The Planet, ServInt, Webair, HostGator.com, VPS.NET, Softlayer, site5, and SingleHop are participating in Hosting for Haiti, an online project that is raising funding and awareness for the American Red Cross’ efforts in Haiti.

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