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Destiny players raise over $1m for Nepal aid efforts

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The collective efforts of Bungie, Activision and Destiny players have helped raise over $1m in aid for the relief efforts in earthquake-hit Nepal.

Nepal was in April hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, claiming the lives of over 8,800 people.

Bungie had been selling a $30 t-shirt, along with in-game shader and emblem, to help raise funds, as well as chipping in an additional $50k itself, as did publisher Activision.

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,” Direct Relief's president and CEO Thomas Tighe said.

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.”

The shirts themselves are being sent out now, with the in-game items to follow this summer.

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