For Immediate Release
(610) 361-3000 ext. 261
A UNIQUE FUNDRAISING EFFORT IS UNDERWAY ON THE INTERNET TO HELP THE MONTREAL ICE
STORM '98 VICTIMS
Thornton, PA--January 22, 1998-Internet businesswoman and Montreal resident Sharon Tucci
has joined forces with Internet retailer Spree.com to raise funds for victims of the ice
storm that stranded thousands of Canadian residents and left them isolated. Tucci, who is
already a Spree Independent Partner says she used the tools and the medium she knows best
to help people stay in touch.
"I was trapped in my house and feeling helpless when I realized - I own and operate
an Internet business. What better way to put people in touch with friends and relatives
and give them the latest news than over the Web," says Tucci. "That's how the Ice Storm '98 web site was started."
Tucci's web site is attracting worldwide attention. Within days of its launch, Tucci had
to mirror her site to be able to handle the traffic. "I never anticipated the
interest this site would bring," shared Tucci "We're receiving messages
from people around the world who want reassurance that family members and friends are
fine. Others are writing and asking what they can do to help with the recovery."
One answer came from one of Tucci's business partners, Spree.com. "Spree.com
volunteered to raise funds for storm victims," Tucci says. "All people have to
do to contribute is click on the Ice Storm '98 banner on my site and purchase any product,
and Spree.com will donate $1 to the Red Cross Relief Fund."
"This is where the Internet can help more quickly and more effectively than just
about any other fundraising medium," says Spree President Mike Dever. "Anyone,
any where in the world can connect to Sharon's site and each time they buy a book, gift,
flower arrangement, coffee and tea or a CD, they will be helping to heat an elderly
person's home or feed a child. We are proud to be able to help." Dever adds that the
fundraiser will run through the month of February and beyond depending on what is needed.
About Sharon Tucci
SharonTucci is an ambitious 30-year-old Web publisher who creates
newsletters that help people improve their lives, including All About
Money, All About Biz, and a host of others. The online division of her
company, Ergodynamix, which only 10 months old, already reaches over
50,000 readers. Tucci also hosts discussion groups where she moderates
discussions about personal finances, networking, marketing and business
opportunities. She is also a member of the Spree.com Independent
Spree.com is "More than just the world's largest bookstore‘." Spree.com
is the premier online provider of books, gifts, flowers, coffee and tea
to AOL's Digital Cities, Hecklers Online and Antagonist and Stockpoint‘
and CitySurf‘ as well as charities like the National Adoption Center.
Through this program, Spree.com is the first web retailer to share
profits for life on every product purchased at its stores with
charities, businesses and individuals who refer customers to Spree.com.
Spree offers a compelling mix of products including books, flowers,
gourmet coffee, gifts and music to ensure their partners' success. And
Spree is adding new products and building new stores for the community
every day with plans to launch Video, Pet Supplies, Consumer
Electronics, Software, Travel and Health & Fitness early this year.
Visit Spree.com at http://www.spree.com
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