(PRWEB) January 12, 2005
Free travel site, TravelPictorial.com announced today they are donating $0.01 to the Red Cross in aid of Asian Tsunami victims for every travel picture visitors upload to their site.
TravelPictorial.com targets to raise $10,000.00 for Tsunami victims through one million travel photo upload.
ÂAs we watched the scale of the disaster unfold on television, we were totally stunned by the scale of the devastation,Â said Michael Low, editor for Travel Pictorial. ÂWe decided we had to help.Â
A 9.0 earthquake underneath the Indian Ocean on the Sunday morning of December 26, 2004 sent tidal waves as high as 15-feet gushing onto the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and even Somalia in Africa. An estimated 150,000 people lost their lives.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called this disaster Âan unprecedented, global catastropheÂ requiring Âan unprecedented, global response.Â
ÂThrough this unique fund raising campaign, we hope to raise funds for the victims and create greater global awareness of this disaster Â especially among young, trendy Internet surfers,Â said Low.
ÂEvery cent donated comes from the pockets of Travel Pictorial staff, friends and sponsors. We donÂt collect any money from visitors. Our aim is to generate awareness and encourage visitors to participate in their local fund raising efforts.Â
To help, visit Travel PictorialÂs web site at http://www.travelpictorial.com. Every travel picture you upload will raise $0.01 for the Red Cross in aid of Tsunami victims.
ÂYou can also help by spreading the word about this campaign to friends, family and co-workers,Â Low added.
Travel Pictorial is a free travel site showcasing pictures of people and places around the world. Visitors can upload and share their travel pictures online. Their goal is to build the worldÂs biggest free collection of travel pictures.
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