Examiner.com Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts; Provides Local Content Instructing Communities on How They Can Get Involved and Real-Time Information

Jan 15, 2010, 13:35 ET from Examiner.com

DENVER, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has created an online resource (www.examiner.com/haitirelief) to provide ongoing, real-time information about local Haiti earthquake response efforts taking place in the more than 240 markets the online community serves. The information, supplied by Examiner.com writers, will shed light on how residents and community members across the country can support Haiti relief efforts in their own communities, including in-kind donations of needed supplies. The Web page will also allow readers to communicate with people in Haiti and across the world via live Twitter feeds and provide messages of hope, courage and perseverance.

"The news from Haiti is devastating, and we carry those impacted by the earthquake in Haiti this week in our hearts. In addition to sending our thoughts and donations, we wanted to use our most valuable resource – our almost 30,000 Examiners across the country – to ensure those wanting to support relief efforts could easily access the information they need," said Rick Blair, CEO of Examiner.com. "By following social media conversations it became clear there was a need at the local level for individuals to learn how they could get involved. Our special section devoted to Haiti information and relief efforts was developed to do just that."

In addition to the online resource, Examiner.com is encouraging employee donations to the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, and will match employee donations up to $10,000. Information on all communities' Haiti earthquake support efforts is available at www.examiner.com/haitirelief, and a full feed of real-time Haiti information is available via this dynamic RSS feed. (http://www.rssmix.com/u/554670/rss.xml)

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