Exclusive Bungie Foundation Pin Goes on Sale to Aid Houston Disaster Relief
Gaming company Bungie has announced that the Bungie Foundation is teaming up with Direct Relief to help bring support efforts to the people of Houston, Texas following the devastating hurricane that struck late last week. For 15 USD, Bungie is offering an exclusive pin for purchase on the official Bungie Store, which will donate all profits to Direct Relief’s Hurricane Harvey aid. Those who buy the Bungie Foundation pin will also receive a limited Destiny 2 emblem, redeemable in-game through a special 9-digit code.
Bungie community Manager “DeeJ” released a corresponding message expressing the company’s initiative to make a meaningful difference in an overwhelming time such as this:
If you’ve been following current events, or even have friends or family caught in the storm, chances are high that Houston is on your mind right now. The rising floodwaters brought on by Hurricane Harvey continue to impact the people of Texas, and the storm isn’t over. People need our help.”
The Bungie Foundation pin takes the form of three red hearts surrounded by a shiny metallic border with the included Destiny 2 emblem taking on a similar appearance, but with a blue background. Fully laid out, the emblem also sports a number of Destiny-related symbols hidden in all the blue that fans will surely recognize. Seeing the positivity this emblem presents in Destiny 2 multiplayer is sure to send good vibes and spread word about the cause.
This isn’t the first time the Bungie Foundation has partnered with Direct Relief. Back in 2015, the two launched a similar charity drive on the Bungie store, this time selling t-shirts alongside a special shader and emblem for the original Destiny. The campaign was wildly successful, pulling in over a million dollars for the lives affected by that year’s disastrous earthquake in Nepal. Let’s hope the gaming community can make make another difference as we know they’ve done before.
Head to the official Bungie store for more information about the Bungie Foundation pin, or if you want to participate in another way, check out the Direct Relief website to find out more. Have any thought or opinions? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day.
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