Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sitepoint.com aims to raise $50,000 for the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund

Update: 2009/02/11 Just found out that they've raised $90,000 and upped their goal to $100,000. I'm sure they'll be upping it again by tomorrow! Original Message: This isn't an original piece of content. I'm just passing it along for whoever is interested. I saw the message at The Linux Tutorial. Melbourne, Australia—February 10, 2009: SitePoint (sitepoint.com) one of the most visited sites in the world for Web Developers today announced it is donating 100% of the proceeds from a special 5 for the price of 1 book sale of its acclaimed books to the Australian bushfire relief fund. For the next three days, customers can select any five books in PDF format from the SitePoint book catalogue—valued at US$150 —for the special rate of only $29.95. Every dollar raised in this sale will be donated to the Australian bushfire relief fund. “The bushfires are a horrific tragedy that has hit very close to home,” said Mark Harbottle, co-founder of sitepoint.com and 99designs.com. “Our staff have rallied to help support those gravely affected by these devastating fires – it was their idea to run this promotion and I’m totally behind them. Our aim is to raise $50,000 before the end of this week.” To support the bushfire relief and find additional details on the sale, please see: http://sale.sitepoint.com SitePoint will donate ALL the proceeds from this sale directly to the Red Cross. About SitePoint sitepoint.com is a leading online destination for professional web developers, freelancers, and web design firms. The sitepoint.com web site reaches 3 million unique visitors per month. Contact: Shayne Tilley Shayne.Tilley at sitepoint.com

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