The devastating January 12 earthquake which struck the Republic of Haiti claimed many lives, and has left even more people homeless. It's a terrible situation, but at the very least there are numerous aid efforts underway, and some companies in the MMO industry are finding ways to help as well. CCP Games now ranks among them, with their PLEX Aid for Haiti initiative. The company is offering a way for the EVE Online playerbase to get involved and help with donations.
Here is the message from Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, in its entirety:
Dear EVE Players,
Along with the rest of the world, we at CCP have been following the devastating impact of the earthquake of January 12 on the the people of Haiti. The situation is as dire as ever for Haiti's brave population, even with the rush of goodwill and aid from many countries, international organizations and countless individuals - including many of you. In 2004 we assisted a collection amongst EVE players to help with the Southeast Asia Tsunami relief efforts and we have figured out a way to use our PLEX system to facilitate such a collection again.
Beginning January 29th, 2010 and ending February 15th, 2010, CCP will accept PLEX donations from players and convert them to a cash donation for the Red Cross efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will be given to this important charity as a representative gift from EVE's player community.
- To participate, contract your PLEX to the "CCP PLEX for Haiti" character, and please make sure the character is in the "C C P" corporation and that the name is spelled correctly to avoid scams.
- Contracts will be accepted within 24 hours of submission, though usually sooner than that.
I urge you to use your hard earned ISK (or any of the other various ways you can acquire a PLEX) to do something greater than it could ever do in New Eden.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson