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Amazon's Red Cross donation page
September 11, 2001 8:23 PM   Subscribe

Amazon's Red Cross donation page as pointed to by arielmeadow in the big thread. This deserves front page treatment.
posted by NortonDC (15 comments total)

 
I've heard Amazon is waving all fees, so this is a great way to give donations.
posted by mathowie at 8:27 PM on September 11, 2001


Just cracked the $100,000 mark. I'm sure it's a drop in the bucket, but between doing this & donating blood, every little bit helps.
posted by zempf at 8:34 PM on September 11, 2001


I've submitted it to Fark, bluesnews, and slashdot just posted it. I encourage others to get it on high traffic sites.
posted by NortonDC at 8:56 PM on September 11, 2001


Thanks, NortonDC, but I didn't post about the Amazon red cross site first--credit goes to oswillis.
posted by arielmeadow at 9:13 PM on September 11, 2001


Thanks for setting that straight. It's petty, but I know that I had a little "harrumph" moment when links I posted in comments got elevated with no acknowledgment.
posted by NortonDC at 9:23 PM on September 11, 2001


No biggie all. We're in this together.
posted by owillis at 9:50 PM on September 11, 2001


Every time I reload the page there are another 10 donations.
posted by precipice at 9:59 PM on September 11, 2001


About $25 per donation, and rising. I'm impressed.
posted by NortonDC at 10:04 PM on September 11, 2001


I'm on the team that worked to put this up at Amazon (though I didn't work on it myself). Just makes me feel pretty good about where I work. Nice to have one bit of goodness seep into a day like today.
posted by kokogiak at 10:21 PM on September 11, 2001


It's up to over $289,000. In all this sorrow, its making me very proud.
posted by owillis at 6:48 AM on September 12, 2001


$525,000 now. Amazing. Owillis, thanks so much for sharing that link!
posted by arielmeadow at 9:43 AM on September 12, 2001


I showed this to my husband last night, and he was inititally "yeah, okay, whatever," until I said - look how it goes up...and hit refresh - up another 10k, and again another 2k, etc., etc., etc. I'm amazed at the generosity of my fellow americans.

i'm gonna figure out today where I can donate blood in my hometown. i've been afraid to for years & years (the first time I ever did, I passed out cold), but now....
posted by epersonae at 10:42 AM on September 12, 2001


Over a million dollars now.
posted by kokogiak at 2:06 PM on September 12, 2001


I know it's a bit off to question their motives or what not....but I sure hope they pass on taking their 15% cut of it
posted by skwm at 3:49 PM on September 12, 2001


They aren't taking any out. Its on the site. 100% to Red Cross.
posted by owillis at 3:50 PM on September 12, 2001


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