eBay Inc. has a proud tradition of responding to natural disasters, whether they be Hurricane Sandy in the U.S., the Asian tsunami, Victorian bushfires or the Queensland floods in Australia. Another way we bring our Shared Purpose and Behaviours to life is by working together to "do the right thing" when we see an opportunity to help others.
Bushfires in Tasmania last month have destroyed hundreds of buildings. Thousands of people are returning home after being displaced by the fires, with many losing their homes and properties in Tasmania and other parts of Australia.
In response to these tragic events, eBay and PayPal Australia are collectively donating $20,000 to the Australian Red Cross Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal. The Australian Red Cross is running the appeal at the invitation of the Tasmanian government in order to provide assistance to those affected by the bushfires.
In addition, eBay and PayPal Australia are matching individual employee donations. Employee matching applies to all permanent eBay Inc. employees.