Twitch Raises $90,000 for Typhoon Haiyan ReliefDec 09 2013 · 8 comments · News
When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, many of us here at Twitch were quick to express interest in organizing a charitable campaign. We also knew that, much like Twitch itself, we couldn’t do it without your help. On November 19 we reopened the Twitch store with a special selection of merchandise, the proceeds of which went towards the Red Cross’ efforts. By December 2, the Twitch community had helped raise $90,000 for Typhoon Haiyan Relief.
“The Twitch community is extremely giving, especially when you look at the millions of dollars raised for charity this year using our platform,” said Emmett Shear, CEO/Founder of Twitch. “So when we decided to dedicate a pop-up store for Typhoon Haiyan relief aid, we knew our community would support it, but we were still blown away by just how much support we received. Gamers definitely represent the next frontier of philanthropy.”
Thank you all for your support and for helping us in our desire to help those in need.
In photo: Danny Moresco (Red Cross volunteer), Victor Cordon (Corp. Developer Specialist, Red Cross), Emmett Shear (CEO/Founder, Twitch), Walker Williams (Founder, Teespring), Eric Koslow (Lead Developer, Teespring), Spencer Bell (Developer, Teespring). Photo by Jarques Pretorius