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$2.3 Million Raised By World of Warcraft Players for Superstorm Sandy Relief

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Brendan Griffiths
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.3 Million Raised By World of Warcraft Players for Superstorm Sandy Relief

The World of Warcraft community have raised a mightily impressive 2.3 million dollars for the American Red Cross’s relief efforts for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The storm ravaged America’s West coast late last year, leaving many people homeless, without food and with huge costs to rebuild their homes.

The money was raised by Blizzard donating 100% of the money paid by gamers for the purchase of an in-game pet, a Cinder Kitten, at $10 each. Hats off to Blizzard and the World of Warcraft community for doing some real good to people that really need it.

.3 Million Raised By World of Warcraft Players for Superstorm Sandy Relief

This isn’t the first time Blizzard and WoW have contributed a lot of money to a relief fund. Back in early 2011, they raised over $1.9 for the Japanese earthquake relief with a similar in-game incentive.

[Battle.net]

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Anarchist  Jan. 13, 2013 at 20:47

Call me sceptical, but the states have more than enough money/borrowing power to easily right what happened if they were so bothered. The only real beneficiaries of this will be the employed staff of the Red Cross.

The CEO of the American Red Cross earns close to $700k per annum. A large percentage of that donation will go on its directors salaries while the people that will be making the difference will mostly be volunteers.

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