(Gawkwire.com) – Late Saturday night, Arizona-based GoDaddy.com CEO & Founder Bob Parsons saw an emotional video about Nashville’s devastating floods. Immediately after seeing the touching, and poignantly inspiring amateur video, Parsons sent out a TWEET, pledging $100,000 to help the Nashville community. Here’s the video that triggered the donation, http://tinyurl.com/27vzhu7.
While mass media attention has focused on other stories in recent days, such as Arizona’s controversial immigration issue, the Nashville tragedy has taken a backseat when it comes to national broadcast coverage. Parsons is hoping the GoDaddy.com donation will inspire other large corporations to step up too.
GoDaddy.com is working to contact Nashville’s Salvation Army today to officially arrange the donation for tomorrow.
Back in 2008, when flooding disrupted the lives of people living in northern Iowa, GoDaddy.com, which has offices in Cedar Rapids, gave $100,000 to the Salvation Army there. Earlier this year, GoDaddy.com jumped in to help Hope for Haiti, donating $500,000 within 24-hours of the earthquake.
"When I saw the degree of the devastation in Nashville and realized how the people there are pulling together, on their own, as a community — I knew Go Daddy had to help," said Parsons.
If you have not seen the video that triggered GoDaddy.com’s Nashville donation, check it out here http://tinyurl.com/27vzhu7.
You can donate $10 to help the Salvation Army Relief Efforts by Texting the Word "flood" to 90999 or visit, http://www.uss.salvationarmy.org/uss/www_uss_nashville_ac.nsf.