Thursday, December 30, 2004

Amazon page for Red Cross donations

Amazon has set up an Amazon Honor System page for Red Cross donations to help Tsunami victims. As of this writing, donations have reached $6,000,000.
At least 120,000 people have lost their lives in East Africa and South Asia in the aftermath of the earthquake and resulting tsunamis on December 26. Thousands of people in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and Indonesia are still missing; many others have lost their homes and livelihoods. Sri Lanka and Indonesia suffered the highest number of deaths, but India, East Africa, Seychelles, Maldives, and Thailand were all affected by the tsunami waves, which reached as high as 20 feet. Aid workers and volunteers are focused on stopping the spread of disease and delivering food and drinking water to survivors. The American Red Cross reports that emergency assessment and first-aid teams were on the ground quickly and are already working with local groups to support relief efforts. Your financial donation will help provide medicine, clothing, food, and shelter for victims of the East Africa and South Asia earthquake and tsunami disaster. One hundred percent of your donation will go to the American Red Cross. Thanks in advance for your participation during this critical time. The American Red Cross name is used with its permission. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800 HELP NOW or e-mail
The Amazon Honor System
is a safe and easy way for you to support your favorite Web sites and to buy digital content on the Web. has successfully completed hundreds of millions of online transactions and has more than 25 million customers. Now, the Amazon Honor System lets you use payment technology to make payments to Web sites as small as $1.00.

Web sites use the Amazon Honor System to collect voluntary payments from their users and to accept payment for digital content. In many cases, the Honor System is the only way a Web site can economically collect small payments. In others, the Honor System allows the Web site to raise money for continued operations without resorting to intrusive banner advertisements.

When you visit a participating Web site, you'll see an Amazon Honor System paybox. Click on the paybox's "click to pay" or "click to give" button to view the Web site's PayPage at There, you'll learn more about the participating Web site and its reasons for collecting money. To make a payment, click Pay now on the PayPageTM, and rely on to complete the transaction quickly and securely.

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