Two of the fastest growing Canadian startups, Uken Games and A Thinking Ape (ATA), announced today that they have raised a total of $180,000 for the Red Cross in support of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Uken Games organized drives across seven of its titles, including Crime Inc. and Forces of War, while ATA held events in its flagship games Kingdom of War and Party In My Dorm.
With the support of millions of users around the world, both companies pledged to donate all proceeds from in-app purchases within these games over the course of a weekend.
Typhoon Haiyan, formed in early November 2013, had a devastating impact on Southeast Asia, and is now the deadliest Philippine Typhoon on record. Though the disaster has since slipped from the headlines, the impact continues to be felt. The affected communities still urgently need humanitarian aid, and the Red Cross continues to provide food, clean water and medical assistance to those in need.
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