Search Engines Unite For Katrina Relief
All of the major search engines have provided links on their homepages to collect donations for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, signaling the worldwide reach of the disaster effort.
As of the time of this article, Yahoo! has collected nearly $32 million in relief aid from over 200,000 donors. Google, who recently added a simple black ribbon to its start page linking to Amazon’s Red Cross donation page has racked up $2 million from 20,000 donors.
Even though a total of $90 million has been collected so far from generous and concerned world citizens, that amount is a drop in the bucket compared to the estimated $10-15 billion needed to rebuild New Orleans.