Amazon.com has added a button to its home page where visitors will be able to quickly make donations to the American Red Cross in support of the relief efforts in Japan, following the massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake which struck the country earlier today. You can access the donations page here.
Amazon.com has added donation buttons to its site in the past, and since 2001 customers of the company have contributed more than $35 million during times of need.
In times of disaster, Amazon has dedicated homepage placement and donated use of our payments technology to the American Red Cross. Amazon.com customers have contributed more than $35 million to global relief programs since 2001. Thank you for your support.
Here’s a look at some of the past donations which have flowed through the site.
2001: $6.9 million contributed for 9/11 relief in the U.S.
2004: $15.7 million contributed for tsunami relief in South and Southeast Asia
2005: $12.4 million contributed for Hurricane Katrina relief in the U.S.
2008: $180,000 contributed for Cyclone Nargis relief in Myanmar and earthquake relief in China
2010: More than $750,000 contributed for earthquake relief in Haiti