Lonely Planet commits $A500,000 to the communities and people devastated by this week’s tsunamis.
- 30 December 2004
“Lonely Planet has a long history of helping out with projects which really make a difference at the local community level. We want to continue this focus in how we donate our $A.5 million over the coming months”, said Wheeler.
“We will give an immediate donation of $A50,000 to the Red Cross, $A50,000 to Care
“Since Sunday night the Lonely Planet website (www.loneyplanet.com) has been a global gathering point for people looking for information, finding missing persons, donating to aid organisations, and, helping out. We’re making changes to the site daily to keep travellers and their families up-to-date with news in the aftermath of this tragic event.”
Wheeler adds, “The Lonely Planet community is responding and has really swung into action. “It is sobering to see the number of postings and interactions on the site but it is also incredibly heartening to see how people are helping each other. There has been responses from all over the world.”
Slatyer continues, “In a year of strong profits, a booming economy and record share market values, we believe corporate
To post messages to Lonely Planet online ‘missing persons’ page or for more information the affected areas go to: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tsunami/