Tech companies adding to the relief effort for Haiti

Steven Hodson - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 9:41 p.m. ET

Records are being set for money being raised through the use of SMS text messages with the number somewhere around the $5 million mark. While maybe not setting any records the number of companies in the tech industry that are ponying up their wallets isn’t too shabby.

So far the numbers break down somewhere along these lines

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Google: pledged $1 Million and set up a special page for donations. As well they have been updating the satellite imagery of the area of Google Maps

Microsoft: will commit to $1.25 million in cash and in-kind donations. As well they will match employee contributions up to $12,000 per worker

Apple: has set up a donation mechanism within iTunes

T-Mobile: through to the end of the month; and backdated to the beginning of the disaster, the company will be waiving charges for subscribers trying to reach loved ones in Haiti as well as roaming charges for subscribers that maybe in Haiti.

Verizon: their foundation is donating $100,000 and matching employe donations of up to $1,000 per worker

Intel: will match employee donations up to to $2,000 per employee

AMD: will match donations of time or money from their workers up to $3,000 per worker.

GoDaddy: is donating $500,000 to Hope for Haiti

Symantec: donating $50,000 to CARE as well as matching employee contributions up to $1,000 per employee

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I imagine that as the disaster recovery effort continues this list will grow.


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