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GoDaddy Follows Up Elephant-Killing Ordeal with Donations to Haiti Charity

Brings GoDaddy Haiti Donations to Total of $1 Million Since Quake

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GoDaddy Follows Up Elephant-Killing Ordeal with Donations to Haiti Charity
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As the GoDaddy elephant killing controversy receives less attention, CEO Bob Parsons has returned to tweeting. We reported yesterday that he had broken his Twitter silence, albeit without further reference to the ordeal.

He has now followed up his returning tweet with the annuoncement that GoDaddy is donating $500,000 to the charity Hope for Haiti. This would be the company’s second such donation since the quake.

Many pledges 2 Haiti don’t turn into checks. Conditions desperate. GoDaddy.com donates another $500,000 to Hope 4 Haiti. 5 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

GoDaddy made a donation to the charity for the same amount back in January 2010. The press release for the announcement back then said “GoDaddy’s philanthropic CEO and Founder Bob Parsons initiated the move immediately after learning about the high magnitude earthquake in Haiti.”

“The moment we saw the news, we knew we had to help,” Parsons said. “This devastating earthquake killed thousands and thousands of people and conditions for survivors are deplorable. Those of us not affected by this disaster need to step up – we at Go Daddy feel it’s our duty to lead the way.”

It will be interesting to see if the new donation will spark a trend in the recovery of public perception of the company. Regardless, it’s certainly a good thing for the cause.

In the past, GoDaddy has also made charitable contrubtions to other causes including Parkinson’s disease research and even the Arizona Human Society.

GoDaddy Follows Up Elephant-Killing Ordeal with Donations to Haiti Charity
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  • http://www.reversestreetads.com Mike

    Hmmm..I wonder why he didn’t donate any money to the tsunami victims in Japan? And it sounds like he’s tooting his own horn about the donation. Anything to bring him some good press since the fail in Africa, I guess.
    I wonder how much advertising he’s gonna do on this now?

  • http://TheAniplantProject.org Charlene Inglis

    Why doesn’t Parsons contribute to an animal charity in an effort to redeem himself? Granted, Haiti needs lots of help and has forever, but SlimeBob didn’t blast a Haitian away; he unmercifully slaughtered an innocent animal in a futile attempt to try to prove his manhood. Nobody, save someone who just fell of the turnip truck, would buy into his slimy excuses.

  • Jim Burris

    Give me a break! Hope for Haiti? Why don’t you donate to the two elephant sanctuaries in the U.S., PAWS in CA or TES in TN? Of course you wouldn’t think of helping these truly compassionate people with the tremendous cost of operating these places….you just wants to KILL for another “trophy.” How about this Bobby…..pose with your many wild animal heads alongside Danica Patrick or your latest squeeze, Jillian Michaels? Face it creep….you are slime!

  • http://webhostingreview.info/managed-hosting/ smith

    that’s cool

  • http://www.emergencyseedbank.com/ jelyn

    We need action people, people who are willing to help. But I hope, not out of guilt but from real concern.

  • toto

    He can kill more elephants now if he wants. With this donation he is ok in my book.

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