Aid for Haiti – Your Unwanted Gift Cards Can Help Provide Earthquake Relief
By now, you’ve probably heard about the devastating 7.0 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks in Port au Prince (Haiti’s capital) Tuesday afternoon. Apparently this was the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years. And while there have been many reports of the extensive damage that has occurred, the death and injury toll has yet to be quantified. From what I’ve read, the fault that broke and slid causing the earthquake is similar to the San Andreas fault here in California, so we have a particularly strong sense of empathy for what must be going on in Haiti right now. Our thoughts go out to those impacted by this disaster!
People all over the world are rallying support… We want to help! If you happen to have unwanted gift cards perhaps tucked in a drawer somewhere, now might be a good time to dig them out. You can donate your cards to the relief efforts via the American Red Cross Santa Barbara County Chapter on their givezooks! campaign page here – http://sbredcross.givezooks.com/campaigns/aid-for-haiti. Plastic Jungle turns those gift cards into much needed funding for the American Red Cross International Response Fund, which provides immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need. And, for every gift card donated in January, we will send the nonprofit an extra 5% contribution (so they will receive an extra 5% on top of the card’s cash-in value).