Calvin Ayre Foundation to Match Donations to Philippines Relief
When the Caribbean island of Haiti was struck by disaster Calvin Ayre challenged the online gambling industry to help by pledging to match any donations to relief efforts. The result of his pledge was a donation of £155,316.Now the Calvin Ayre Foundation has called upon the industry once again to help aid the Philippine Central Islands which were devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Once again the foundation has pledged to match all donations made by the online gambling industry up to $1 million.
Furthermore, Calvin Ayre has personally promised to give $200,000 of his own money towards relief efforts.
The Calvin Ayre Foundation is also in the process of adopting a village in the damaged area where the group will directly provide the assistance needed to get the community back on its feet. Representatives of the group are already on route to the village.
The Philippines is home to a number of online gambling companies which are benefiting from the booming Asian gambling market and Ayre would like to see the nation’s support for the industry repaid.
The foundation recommends donating to the Philippine Red Cross and the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation. After donating, copies of receipts should be sent to [email protected] and the money will be matched.