Here at Directory of Online Poker we’re always searching for the best in promotions and bonuses for our players but, this time it’s different, we’re appealing for you to give a bonus to some very needy people.
On November 8th 2013 the Philippines were ravaged by one of the strongest and most savage storms ever known, a super typhoon known as Yolanda or Haiyan, and many, many lives have been forever altered. People have lost their homes, livelihoods and their loved ones and are in urgent need of assistance with, at least, the immediate essentials of shelter, food and clean water. The online poker community are rallying around to make a difference and to make sure that assistance is provided to those in need. You can help the Philippine Typhoon survivors by donating now through online poker and effectively doubling the amount you donate.
Through their corporate giving programme *’Helping Hands’ , partnered with **’Care International’, Pokerstars plans to provide the essentials to help the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan start to rebuild their lives.
For every $1 donated by you, through the following 2 methods, Pokerstars will send $2 to Care International thereby doubling your donation to help the men, women and children hit by this disaster.
There are special dummy tournaments in the Pokerstars lobby scheduled to be ‘played’ on December 5th at 4.59. Find them through Tourneys then Special or type TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF into the tourney filter. These are pretend games, no poker will be played and have simply been set up as an easy way for players to donate to the Appeal. You can donate from $1 up to $1000, as many times as you like, and your name will be added to the list of players alongside the game from all over the World who have already given generously. Whatever you donate will be matched by Pokerstars.
Donate via Player Transfer
Donate to the fund by transferring cash from your player account to Player ID: Typhoon Fund – in the ID box – just remember to verify the Country ‘Isle Of Man’ on the confirmation screen. Every $1 donated through the game software will be matched by Pokerstars.
*Helping Hands: http://www.rationalgroup.com/charity/
**Care International: http://www.careinternational.org.uk/pokerstars-helping-hands-philippines-typhoon-appeal – You can also choose to make a donation through the CARE website but, remember, direct donations will not be doubled by Pokerstars. Pokerstars will only match your donation when made through the game software.
Calvin Ayre Foundation
Calvin Ayre (founder of Bodog / Bovada) has personally pledged $200,000 to the relief efforts. As well as this very generous donation out of his own pocket (big pocket!) he is in the process of adopting a village in the storm damaged area where the Calvin Ayre Foundation will administer assistance and change people’s lives for the better in this terrible time – their agents have already got there, ready to help.
Make a donation to the charity of your choice, email a copy of your receipt to email@example.com and the foundation will match your donation to help in the Haiyan relief efforts. The Calvin Ayre Foundation suggest you may wish to donate through on the following charities:
- http://www.redcross.org.ph/ – it’s easy to send money directly to the Philippines branch of the Red Cross from ANY country using Paypal!
The online poker community are once again coming up trumps in an emergency and showing their support for the millions of people of the Philippines so terribly effected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Give generously through the Pokerstars software or send your charity donation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, both will double your donation. Yes, that’s a 100% bonus for the Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal – you can’t get better than that!