We have been absolutely and gratefully overwhelmed by the positive response to the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser we sponsored in partnership with Tumblr pal Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York. In terms of donations, attention, and good will from the Tumblr community, you have exceeded our wildest expectations once again. We’d like to thank every one of you for contributing, liking, reblogging, or mentioning the campaign to a friend. We’d also like to send a huge thank you to George Takei for his kindness and surprise support for the cause.
All of the $318,530 we’ve raised during the past 10 days will be going to the Tunnels to Towers Foundation. If you’re just hearing about this relief effort now and would still like to contribute, you can do so here.
Tumblr was born and raised in New York City. Like many of you, it breaks our hearts to see our neighbors — those in New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas — experience such loss and hardship in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
With hundreds of thousands still without power, water, and other basic human needs, our team was fortunate to have the help of friends and colleagues when we needed it. But others haven’t been so lucky.
If you’re able to help, there are several organizations that are doing great work and can continue helping if we help them.
Take a look at the list of organizations you can get involved with. Tumblr just contributed $10,000 to the relief efforts, and we hope you can chip in too.