Each day I watch a bit of news, and am in disbelief. Stars are flying their private jets out, and personally helping out with their own two hands. Oprah even fought her way into the superdome, where she was seen holding a filter over her nose and mouth. With things this bad, people need to help out. Our buddies over at PayPal aren’t doing a good job at that.
They froze the account of www.somethingawful.com, who raised almost $30K in 9 hours. This not only hindered the site to give the money to Red Cross, but also halted all other donations. In a time of need, PayPal sure was happy they didn’t startup business in New Orleans. Later, PayPal reps told Somethingawful that they needed to wait 3-5 business days, and that Red Cross could not accept the money, United Way was the only allowable donation party for PayPal.
Bad news on PayPal’s part. All (most of) the donations were refunded, to hopefully be donated. All this while people starve, dehydrate, and suffer. Way to go PayPal. Let’s hope SomethingAwful happens to PayPal, or at least smacks ‘em upside their dumb head.