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Online searches rack up funds for Valley's Red Cross

SPRINGFIELD -- What if the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of purchases you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can! GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. You use it exactly as you would any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly just 500 people searching four times a day will earn around $7,300 in a year. It doesn't cost the users a thing! GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall which donates up to 30 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause. Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause. The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter is registered with GoodSearch and GoodShop and is giving its supporters a chance to raise money to support the local work of the Pioneer Valley Chapter every time they search the Internet or shop online. "We know there are a lot of people who want to do good but may not have the time or the money to help out," Ken Ramberg, co-founder of GoodSearch, said. "GoodSearch and GoodShop make it as easy as possible. We've taken something people do every day searching the Internet and shopping online and have turned it into doing good." From disaster relief, to health and safety training to emergency communications services for our nation's military GoodSearch and GoodShop can help support the everyday work the Pioneer Valley Chapter provides to support the Red Cross mission, right here in our hometowns. And if you download the GoodSearch American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter toolbar, our cause will earn money every time you shop and search online even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! To add the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter toolbar, visit the following site, www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/american-red-cross-pioneer-valley-chapter.aspx.

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