Team Fundraising Goal: $185,229.69

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Total Value of Gifts: $185,411.70

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digg has accepted reddit's challenge to a fundraising competition for Haiti!

It's about time we used the competitiveness between our communities for some good. It's not about what frontpage has links first, or the best discussions, it's about helping DirectRelief do as much good in Haiti as possible. Thanks to all of you who've continued to push for this, the reddit community shows no signs of letting up!

Here's digg's fundraising page:

The community demanded we match the money spent on redditgifts, so we've upped the goal to $185,229.69

You asked for it, reddit. And it looks like we'll do it. Unbelievable!

Here's how it all started

reddit wanted to help. DirectRelief wanted the help. 100% of the donation is going to Haiti response programs -- no administrative BS or fundraising charged against your gift. It's all going to Haiti.

We've all been shocked and saddened by the earthquake that's hit Haiti and based on the trending reddit links since the quake hit, it's clear many of you are anxious to help. I got to talking with a redditor at DirectRelief, a non-profit specializing in just this kind of disaster recovery and sending 100% of donations to help Haiti - redditors needn't worry about any money siphoned off for administrative or fundraising costs.

And as we saw on the reddit frontpage today, sending anything but money is detrimental to the relief effort right now.

We've set an ambitious goal of US$31,415 because we know you're up to the challenge, reddit. There's $1,000 in the pot to get things started, but team reddit will personally match redditors for another $1,000.

UPDATE: Zoinks! We hit our original, delicious goal of $31,415 in just five hours (reddit, you're awesome, that is, truly awe-inspiring).

But then we realized e^(pi * i) is -1 and we don't want to be negative; alternatively, we'd rather say that we "e^(2pi * i)."

Everyone likes a winner* so let's raise $62,830 for Haiti!

ANOTHER UPDATE! Hot oatmeal! You did that in 12 hours!

Absolutely remarkable, reddit, you've *broken* $100,000 in donations for Haiti! Keep piling it on and subscribe to /r/Haiti to watch the results of your awesomeness.

And here's the best part, we'll be getting photo/video/text updates from the field on the /r/Haiti reddit so you can see just how your money is being used as well as keep up with their work in the days, weeks, and months to come.

Oh, and @kn0thing is challenging @kevinrose and @digg to beat @reddit at giving to @DirectRelief, because this whole rivalry is pretty silly, but we ought to use it for some good. In the process, he's giving $1 (up to 1,000) for every tweet at @kevinrose coaxing him into stirring up diggers to create their own donation page and out-give reddit.

*e^(2pi * i) = 1. Don't you wish you'd studied harder in Pre Calc?

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thanks for the tip... will look it up

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Sun, Dec 30, 2012
i can only say i really enjoyed this post. keep up the good work !!!

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Tue, Jul 10, 2012
this is a great help for me... great post guys :)

Fri, Jan 27, 2012
Yes I will do so as well!

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Wed, Dec 07, 2011
I will immediatly try this ouy.
Hope it will work:)

Sun, Dec 04, 2011
are the pages linking back with a PR?

Thu, Jun 03, 2010
Ihave collected some gently used shoes, I need to find a way to get them to Haiti. I live in Hawaii, let me know of someone who maybe on the receiving end. a APO would be great.

Thu, May 06, 2010
Thanks to all those who organized this and of course thanks to those who donated.

Tue, May 04, 2010
estamos em um jogos de estrategia de guerra não estamos aqui para construir casinhas e nem para fazer plantações e ficar regando as plantinas então vamos la combater e derrotar os nossos inimigos e seremos respeitados por todos

Owen P.
Sun, Apr 11, 2010
This is awesome! Now how about helping the victims in Chile? There is a COLD winter coming and they need our help too!!!

Tue, Apr 06, 2010
I think that everybody should try to help haiti. They have lived hell on earth and deserve in my pov ( ) any help they could get!

Mon, Mar 01, 2010
How come Digg names no mention of the Reddit challenge on their page?

Sun, Feb 28, 2010
Can't believe how much we've given compared to Digg. Reddit is supreme again! :p

Sun, Feb 28, 2010
How did I get here? I'm not good with computers.

Fri, Feb 05, 2010
We all are doing out parts to help, but finding extra funds to donate can be difficult in these trying economic times. Here is a no cost method for potentially raising more money for Haiti:

Thu, Feb 04, 2010
Well done.

Thu, Feb 04, 2010
Well done. Good work. Keep go in

Wed, Feb 03, 2010
Glad to contribute. It's good to see so many people donate to the efforts to help the Haitian people. The earthquake would have been a terrible disaster anywhere, but these people were already in such dire straits it's particularly sad.

Wed, Feb 03, 2010
I sure hope you don't mean you're shipping food there on an individual basis...
Help the big, secular charities. They're in the best position to do the most good.

mike roddy
Sat, Jan 30, 2010
I'm a builder with extensive experience in disaster reconstruction in several countries. I can't seem to penetrate the USAID website to submit a bid. We feature rainwater catchment, dry compost toilets, and integrated solar power. Structural elements are recycled steel. We have engineered plans and takeoffs, and most labor is onsite, which is good for the Haitians (as opposed to expensive prefab). I can be reached at; my name is Mike Roddy.

Fri, Jan 29, 2010
Just donated. Way to go Reddit.

Thu, Jan 28, 2010
The kid has weird fucking eyes!
I'm donating food to ship to Haiti
But cmon-help out people locally and nationally too
City, State, Region, Nation, Continent, World

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