Jan 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com:
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.
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.
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
To find this contribution box, go to www.amazon.com.
For more information contact: Amazon.com Media Relations, 206-266-7180.
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,
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
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.
Mary Osako, 206-266-7180