Destiny charity t-shirts raise over $1M for Nepal earthquake relief

Way to go, Guardians

Remember when we told you that Destiny players had raised $400K for the Nepal Earthquake Relief effort? Well, it gets better. 

It gets a lot better.

Sales of the $30 t-shirt — of which $15 went to the cause — have now topped $1M, which includes $50K donations from both Activision and the Bungie Foundation.

In total, donations amounted to a staggering $1,026,006.80.

“This was an astounding act of generosity on the part of Bungie and the larger Bungie community, and we at Direct Relief are deeply grateful — beyond what can be expressed in words,” said Thomas Tighe, Direct Relief‘s CEO.

“Most importantly, the Bungie community’s amazing support will translate immediately and directly into help for people in Nepal who experienced a tremendous blow, are in a very difficult and more vulnerable situation now as monsoon season nears, and also have a long, tough road ahead. Every penny will be spent to help strengthen essential health services that were needed before the earthquakes and much more so now.”

“As a gamer, we spend our time pretending to save the world,” said Eddie Moreno, a Santa Barbara gamer who participated in the Bungie campaign. “It’s good to get an opportunity to save an actual part of the world through giving.”

Did you pick one up? Are you rocking your exclusive Guardian shader as you roam the Cosmodrome? Way to go, you guys. <3

Vikki Blake