FarmVille: World Food Programme thanks farmers for helping Haiti
After the Haiti earthquake, FarmVille responded by allowing players to buy limited edition White Corn seeds, and 100% of the proceeds went to the World Food Programme. Now the WFP gives back, thanking virtual farmers for their generosity.
"We wanted to thank all of you for stepping up and helping them during this time of crisis," the WFP rep says in the video, which was filmed at a WFP "nutrition activity" in Port-au-Prince.
Sales of the limited edition White Corn seeds brought in roughly 1 million dollars, which were used to help earthquake victims.
This video comes on the heels of a Brazilian news site accusing Zynga of keeping half of the proceeds, which Zynga firmly denies. We suspect the confusion was over FarmVille's previous Haiti relief campaign (before the giant earthquake) -- also called Sweet Seeds for Haiti -- and for those, 50% of the proceeds were donated and Zynga pocketed the rest.
Whatever the case, it's nice to see that spending a few dollars from the comfort of your home (playing a game no less) can actually make a difference.