January 29, 2010 12:27 ET

Switching Search Engines to Save Lives

New Search Engine, Helps Haitians

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2010) -

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A new search engine aimed at helping Haiti relief efforts launched this morning. works in the same way as Google, Yahoo or Bing. The difference is that 100% of the Search for Haiti revenue goes to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

The site is powered by Google and most search result pages include Google adwords - small text advertisements on the right side of the page. When clicked on, these advertisements generate revenue. That revenue is shared between Google and Search for Haiti. Users get the same results that they are used to getting from Google.

"To be most effective, people who want to help should make their home page, use it for everyday searches and tell all of their friends" suggested Roger Abbiss, founder of the site. "If we can spread the word quickly, many thousands of dollars can be generated in time to help Haitians in their hour of need."

The website address is

About Search for Haiti

Search for Haiti is a Canadian nonprofit organization located in Toronto, Ontario. Our mission is to help the people of Haiti recover from the devastation of the recent earthquake through our search engine All revenue generated by search for Haiti goes directly to the charities listed on our website.

Contact Information

  • - Roger Abbiss
    215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 400
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5T 2C7, Canada
    (289) 244-2200