The Hunger Site and Support Partners in Health’s Haitian Rescue Work

The Hunger Site and sent more than $270,000 to Partners in Health to support that group’s rescue work in Haiti by the end of February 2010.

Seattle, WA, January 17, 2010 --( The Hunger Site and sent more than $270,000 to Partners in Health to support that group’s rescue work and ongoing medical services in Haiti by the end of February 2010. This first gift of $125,045 was sent on January 15, only a few days after the earthquake struck. Additional funding sent represents a combination of website donations received through online Gifts That Give More™ program as well as contributions given by The Hunger Site and GreaterGood Network stores., in partnership with The Hunger Site, selected Partners in Health for this donation because the group has a long history of extraordinary service to the Haitian people and is already operating medical facilities there. PIH is one of the largest non-governmental health care providers in the country, with 4,000 Haitian medical workers, including 100 physicians and 600 nurses. Despite personal losses from the earthquake, PIH staff were among the first emergency responders on the scene and have continued to work around the clock to aid survivors while awaiting the arrival of volunteer medical groups and additional supplies.

“We are extremely grateful to The Hunger Site,, and all their contributors for their immediate response to this crisis,” said Christine Hamann, development assistant for PIH, in January. “We have medical teams working at all our sites and also operating in Port-au-Prince. We are organizing a supply chain through the Dominican Republic, due the problems at the Port-au-Prince airport, and sending a team of orthopedic surgeons to Haiti among other immediate responses to this crisis."

With functioning medical facilities a little over two hours outside of Port-au-Prince, PIH began receiving injured from the city and surrounding areas shortly after the earthquake struck.

“Partners in Health provides the best quality of care that I've witnessed in the third world. We had three staff members visit their Haitian hospital complex last year,” said Tim Kunin, CEO of The Hunger Site and GreaterGood Network.

The Hunger Site’s independent nonprofit partner,, has seen a record number of online donations through the Gifts That Give More™ program in response to this crisis, outstripping previous records of more than $70,000 for the Burmese floods in 2008 raised over 30 days and nearly $80,000 for the Australian wildfires in 2009 during a similar time period.

As with all disaster relief donations, committed to making payments each week to the group working in the country during the crisis. “What we learned during the Asian tsunamis was that need for cash is always immediate, and we can do the most good by making sure that payments are made swiftly to the agencies providing emergency assistance to the victims,” said Lisa Halstead, president of

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The Hunger Site pioneered its web-friendly method of generating donations: a person clicks on the button, and sponsoring advertisers make donations triggered by that click. 100% of the money raised from the button’s sponsoring advertisers goes to fund food for the hungry through The Hunger Site’s current charity partners: Feeding America, Mercy Corps, and Millennium Promise (since August 2009). Every product sale from The Hunger Site store also generates a donation to these groups.

The Hunger Site store’s contributions to Partners in Health are in addition to the regular contributions made to these nonprofit partners and will not impact the normal amounts given for hunger relief worldwide.

More About The GreaterGood Network

Since 1999, the GreaterGood Network has grown to incorporate six popular sites devoted to a specific cause: The Animal Rescue Site (, The Breast Cancer Site (, The Child Health Site (, The Hunger Site (, The Literacy Site (, and The Rainforest Site (’s donations supported by the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" program, the Gifts That Give More™, and shopping on the GreaterGood Network sites benefits more than 60 charities worldwide. Total donations from exceeded $3 million in 2009.

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Rosemary Jones