“All of us at SoundCloud are honored that Robin Hood chose our platform to run the audio portion of their site,” - Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2011
As the world prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Robin Hood Foundation, the largest poverty fighting organization in New York City, has chosen SoundCloud, the leading social sound platform, to power the audio portion of their website commemorating the 9/11 tragedy.
Founded in 2008, SoundCloud is a community of over six million creators recording, uploading and sharing their sounds each and every day. SoundCloud’s driving ambition is to 'unmute' the web - to make sound as important and easy to create and share online as photos, videos and text. The recording functionality on SoundCloud makes it convenient for people to capture any type of sound no matter where they are and directly upload it to their account or share across the web on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr.
Thirty-six hours after the attacks, Robin Hood established the 9/11 Relief Fund, and provided each victim’s family with a no-strings, no-application gift of $5,000 before the holidays. Following the check distribution, Robin Hood received hundreds of moving thank you notes. Celebrities including Mary-Louise Parker, Tom Welling, Arianna Huffington, and current and former Robin Hood board members including Harvey Weinstein, can be heard on the Robin Hood site reading from these incredibly touching letters. The Robin Hood 9/11 Relief Fund would go on to distribute more than $65 million dedicated to helping victims of the September 11 attacks.
“All of us at SoundCloud are honored that Robin Hood chose our platform to run the audio portion of their site,” said Alexander Ljung, founder and CEO of SoundCloud. “Ten years on, people have done an incredible job of rebuilding and strengthening their communities. Now is the time when technology can play a vital role in how we reflect, remember, and never forget the retrospective and forthcoming stories of that day.”
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Robin Hood Foundation
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is a social sound platform that enables anyone to create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto their waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com
About Robin Hood Foundation
For more than 20 years, Robin Hood has fought poverty in New York City. We find, fund and partner with programs that have proven they are an effective remedy to poverty and are a consistent force for good in the lives of New Yorkers in need. We employ a rigorous system of metrics and third-party evaluation to ensure grantee accountability. The board pays all administrative and fundraising costs, so 100 percent of donations goes directly to helping New Yorkers in need build better lives. We work closely with our grantees to make them more effective, enabling them to assist even more people. In 2010, Robin Hood invested over $132 million in 200 programs and schools, directly touching the lives of over 650,000 New Yorkers. For more information, go to http://robinhood.org
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