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ADVISORY/ Contributions to Mercy Corps' Relief Efforts in Haiti Can Be Made via Amazon.com
Jan 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com:

WHAT:

In response to a major earthquake that struck Haiti's capital, Amazon.com has established a box on its homepage where customers can contribute to the international relief efforts.

According to Mercy Corps, an emergency response team is being deployed to assist with immediate needs, and financial support is the best way to support relief efforts. The donation box on Amazon.com is one easy way for the public to assist victims throughout the region.

WHY:

Amazon.com provides a safe and secure platform where those wishing to help can easily make a financial contribution to Mercy Corps for use in this specific effort.

WHEN:

Beginning today, Amazon.com customers and the public can visit Amazon's homepage to find a box where they can easily make a contribution to Mercy Corps.

WHERE:

To find this contribution box, go to www.amazon.com. For more information contact: Amazon.com Media Relations, 206-266-7180.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel; Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com, www.amazon.co.uk, www.amazon.de, www.amazon.co.jp, www.amazon.fr, www.amazon.ca, and www.amazon.cn. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps helps people in the world's toughest places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress. Driven by local needs and market conditions, our programs provide communities with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team of 3,700 professionals is improving the lives of 16.7 million people in more than 40 countries. For more information, see mercycorps.org.

SOURCE: Amazon.com

Amazon.com
Mary Osako, 206-266-7180
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