Foundation 9, North America's largest independent game developer, has reinforced its commitment to the wider community, matching dollar-for-dollar its employee-raised funds of USD 10,000 in response to relief appeals following Hurricane Katrina.
The funds will be donated to various relief organisations focusing on support for victims of the disaster and the efforts being put into place to rebuild communities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Mark Loughridge, founding partner and co-chairman of Foundation 9 commented: "Our company was founded on the belief that sharing resources is the best way to accomplish something bigger together than we can do alone. This thinking applies to communities as well as our own business."
"Helping those in need is a responsibility we all share, and we want to add our contributions to those of our fantastic employees and so many other citizens to make a difference to victims of Hurricane Katrina," he added.
The company also contributed to the ESA's Nite to Unite for Kids fundraiser, held in San Francisco last night, aimed at providing support and much needed funds for youth organisations across the USA, benefiting thousands of young American children.
Foundation 9 has also confirmed its sponsorship of the Teen Adventure Challenge, which enables disadvantaged kids to participate in kayaking, rock-climbing, biking and a selection of team-based challenges, scheduled to take place in LA this November.
Loughridge added "The gaming industry is often criticized for not being a positive influence on our kids. Supporting events like this, in addition to our active educational software development, demonstrates Foundation 9's commitment to helping young people learn the skills necessary to live happy and successful lives."