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Your rewards can help those affected by the earthquake in Chile

Created: 02 Mar 2010 • Updated: 14 May 2014 • 9 comments • Page Views: 4
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We've been impressed with the amount of Connect users who have willingly shared their Rewards points to help those who have been affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

Now, with the massive earthquake in Chile, there are a whole new group of people who are in need of your help. Contributions made to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund will go to the areas where they are most needed. Including both Haiti and Chile. Simply redeem your Connect Rewards points for the United Way donation, and your donation will go to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund. Gifts to the Fund support long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and infrastructure devastated by disaster and to address educational, financial and health-related challenges.

In addition, Connect will match whatever our users donate through Symantec Connect Rewards Points* so your contribution really is worth double.

To help, redeem here.

For more information about the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund, or to make a cash donation, please visit here.

*up to $5,000

Blog Author:
Leslie Miller is a community manager for the Inside Symantec community and the Vision User Conference community. She also manages the Symantec Connect Trusted Advisor program.

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mbmillecam's picture

As you know your donations are now going to areas all over the world.  With the devestating earthquake in Chile, there is even more need for relief efforts and your generous contributions.

United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund is looking for ways to help all over the world.  The need is great and they are able to provide relief to more than one specific area.  Please consider donating to this great cause and having Symantec match your contribution.  To date we have been able to donate $3,490 to the relief efforts being performed throughout the world. 

We are grateful to our Symantec Community and their generous donations toward this cause and many others.

Thank you

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systadmin's picture

Unfortunately I am in Haiti. I am a victime also of th earthquake but my family is fine

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mbmillecam's picture

We have now contributed $3,550 toward the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund.  This fund is helping those in Haiti, Chile and others around the world.  Once again it is great to see the Symantec Community coming together.

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Friends,

It's been almost two months since the earthquake in Haiti. An estimated 3 million people still need help recovering and rebuilding their lives. As we learned from our experience following the Katrina floods and the 2004 tsunami in Asia, the rebuilding effort takes years. Your support and concern for Haiti is deeply appreciated.

As we have reported, our networks continue to work together to support the people of Haiti, as well as those Haitians who have relocated to the United States and throughout the Caribbean. Your contributions to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund will advance the long-term recovery and rebuilding for many Haitians affected by this disaster.

In early February, United Way Worldwide's team traveled to Haiti and the region to analyze the situation and help inform a plan for United Way's long-term recovery effort. This team of two met with the United Ways in the Caribbean Region and many of the partners on the ground providing relief in Haiti. Based on those interactions with other non-profits, governmental organizations and community leaders, recommendations have been made and currently are being vetted. We will soon provide you details of those plans.

We thank you for your generosity and support. We will continue to keep you informed of our progress, and we invite you to read more at www.UnitedWay.org/HaitiUpdate.

Teresa Hall Bartels
Senior Vice President, International Network
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mbmillecam's picture

Our Symantec Connect community continue to provide donations to help all of those in need especially in Chile and Haiti.  Our current donations to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund is now $3,730.  We know that this money will go to a good cause and continue to make a differnce in the lives of many people.

Thank you

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MitchNussbaum's picture

I would love to donate my points to disaster relief, but I have only 26 points right now, and the minimum for redemption is 100.   I'm not a heavy user of this site, so it will take me a long time to get up to 100.  I suggest that you lower the point threshold for donations to something really minimal: 10, 5 or even 1 point.

 

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Andy Welburn's picture

- or maybe a "Group Pool" where all the odds-and-sods can be amalgamated until the 100 point threshold has been reached?

Altho' dropping the limit for such charitable donations I'm sure would be a much more feasible alternative as you suggest.

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Or even a question: "How many of your available points would you like to redeem?"

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Jean-MichelDC's picture

If i can do something? Let me know. Thanks to those who provides help or support in any way they can. Brgs, JM

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mbmillecam's picture

Our Symantec Connect users continue to make great efforts in helping others around the world.  We have now contributed $4,030 toward the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund.  

Remember that these monies are being provided to both Chile, Haiti and other of the world that need our help and support.  This is a great way to show that the people in these areas are continually in our thoughts.

Thank you for your efforts.

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mbmillecam's picture

We have not  had to many contributions to this cause lately.  Our current contribution total to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund is $4,120.

Please do not forget those who are in great need around the world.  If you can, please contribute some of your points to this cause and help others.

Thank you

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