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January 15, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Microsoft donating $1.25M to Haiti earthquake relief

Microsoft said it will donate $1.25 million, a combination of cash and in-kind donations, to Haiti earthquake relief. The company is channeling its support to NetHope, a nonprofit that connects major humanitarian groups to technology companies.

The in-kind part of the donation includes encouraging employees to make donations to relief organizations and matching annual donations up to $12,000 per worker and reaching out to local government and non-government agencies to offer help. The company detailed its work in a blog post here.

NetHope set up telecommunications links among working relief groups in Haiti, according to Microsoft.

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