Gaia Online Users Rally To Raise Money for Earthquake Survivors

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Online Community Matches Red Cross Donations to Support Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

In response to the tremendous devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti earlier this week, members of Gaia Online, the world's most active online community of more than nine million teens and young adults, have taken to the site's forums and message boards to discuss the tragedy. Gaians are online sharing their concern for the victims and learning of ways they can support the relief efforts.

In support of the victims in Haiti, Gaia Online is matching donations to the Red Cross relief and development efforts up to $10,000. To make a Gaia Online matched donation, visit the Red Cross Website at, click on "Donate Now," and select "Haiti Relief and Development." When completing the donation form, type Gaia Online in the field titled "Company/Organization Name." Supporters do not need to be a Gaia Online member to make a matched donation.

"We are inspired by our member's overwhelming compassion for the victims of this disaster who have lost loved ones, their homes and access to basic necessities," said Craig Sherman, CEO of Gaia Online. "This is a great example of how a virtual effort can make an impact in the real world, and our team is pleased to be able to match our users' generous donations."

In addition to matching donations, the online hangout has created a dedicated online forum to serve as a destination for members to coordinate support and donation efforts.

For more information on how to give a Gaia Online matched Red Cross donation, visit

To join Gaians in online discussions about the crisis in Haiti, visit

About Gaia Online:
Founded in 2003, Gaia Online is the leading online hangout for teens and young adults. More than nine million visitors come to Gaia Online every month to make friends, play games, watch movies in Gaia Cinemas, Gaia Online's virtual theaters, and participate in the world's most active online community. Gaia Online provides a fun, social environment that inspires individuality and creativity. With everything from art contests to discussion forums on poetry, politics, celebrities and more, to fully customizable profiles, digital characters and cars, Gaia Online is a place where teens can create their own space and express their individual style. For more information, visit

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