CCP Fallout kicks CCP’s next charitydrive into high gear in an effort to help quakestruck Japanese.
Red Cross is currently in the process of setting up shop in disasterstruck areas, and the donations rallied in the charity drive will go to the Red Cross organization.
If you’ve not wathced the news in the last few days, Japan has not faced a disaster like this since 2nd world war. Several world leaders has allready commited themselves to helping the Japanese people and many troops are allready enroute to the region to help the Japanese people. Apple Stores has been converted to communication hubs and the disaster of the Fukushima plant has resounded throughout the world as demonstrators and leaders demand alternatives to Nuclear powerplants.
There is no doubt that the impact of the disaster on the rest of the world will be something we’ll be taking up for consideration in many years to come.
Shortly after this was posted, we recieved this from CCP.
Greetings from CCP.
The EVE Online community has requested that we begin a “PLEX for Good: Red Cross Disaster Relief” effort to help those currently suffering unimaginable hardship following the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. PLEX for Good is charitable program initiated by the players of EVE Online that has allowed them to donate in-game currency to be “reverse redeemed” by CCP (through the PLEX system) into real-world currency donated on their behalf to relief organizations. Past drives have assisted the victims of the Haiti earthquake and excessive flooding in Pakistan. To date, EVE Online players have donated over $63,000 USD (over 3600 PLEX) to those in need via this program, with almost $100,000 USD being donated by EVE Online players to charity since 2004. Many amongst our strong, global community have made tremendous personal efforts organizing support and collections on both small and large scales.
Beginning March 14, 2011 and ending March 31, 2011 at 23:59 UTC, CCP will be accepting ISK and PLEX donations for PLEX for Good: Red Cross Disaster Relief. ISK donations will be used to purchase PLEX in-game at the going rate on the market. Each PLEX donation will be converted into cash currency and donated to the Red Cross. We are truly honored to help catalyze this global player effort.
More information about the program can be found in this dev blog: http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=876
On March 11, 2011, the Miyagi prefecture was hit by a 9.0 MW earthquake located off the cost of Japan, and the resulting tsunami devastated large portions of the Japanese coastline. Thousands of casualties have been reported. Power is out, and several nuclear plants are in severe crisis, with radioactive leaks being reported as radiation seeps from protective barriers never designed to withstand earthquakes of such magnitude. Millions are without water, and as each hour passes, illness, hunger, fear and death encroach upon the many innocent people.
Beginning March 14, 2011 and ending March 31, 2011 at 23:59 UTC, CCP will be accepting PLEX donations for PLEX for Good: Japan. Each donation will be converted into cash currency and donated to the Red Cross.
To make your PLEX donation:
- Contract your PLEX to the “CCP PLEX for Good” 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.
CCP regards any scamming attempts surrounding this effort to be morally reprehensible and they will be met with swiftest action.
To learn more about how this program works, please check out this FAQ for more information.
PLEX for Good is an on-going charitable program initiated by the players of EVE Online. Past drives have assisted the victims of the Haiti earthquake and excessive flooding in Pakistan. To date, EVE Online players have donated over $63,000 USD (over 3600 PLEX) to those in need via this program, with almost $100,000 USD being donated by EVE Online players to charity since 2004.