1PlanHost.com Provides Assistance for Hurricane Katrina Victims

1PlanHost.com, a leading provider of Windows Web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

(PRWEB) September 5, 2005 -- 1PlanHost.com, a leading provider of Windows web hosting services announced today that it has waived all hosting fees for its customers affected by the Hurricane Katrina Disaster, and is donating 10% of all new account sales and existing renewals during the month of September to the relief effort.

“It would be unrealistic to expect our customers in New Orleans and the gulf coast area to have to worry about their web site hosting accounts expiring,” said Darrell Williams, CEO of WebWeavers Internet Services, 1PlanHost.com’s parent company. “They are struggling to feed themselves and their families -- we’re not going to add additional stress.”

Many customers who are located in the affected areas are currently without electricity, food, clean water, and access to telephone service. Some individuals have lost their homes and their jobs.

In addition to waving the hosting fees of affected customers, the company will donate 10% of revenue from all new web hosting account sales and renewals during the month of September 2005.

“We will evaluate the response and need at the end of September to determine if this donation program should be extended,” said Williams.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for national support will be required for many coming months. Insurance claims have been estimated to exceed US$26Bil, and officials insist the rebuilding of infrastructure and housing will take years.

“We will also be involved in facilitating teams of people in our local area to volunteer and provide hands on assistance through Christian disaster relief ministries,” said Williams.

1PlanHost.com is encouraging companies with customers in the affected areas to follow in its footsteps and waive hosting costs for customers hit by the storm.

“The industry’s most reputable hosting companies truly are customer centric and are willing to help out when a severe need arises,” said Williams.

About WebWeavers Internet Services:
Based in Tennessee, WebWeavers Internet Services is a Windows Web Hosting Company founded in February 1996. The company is privately held and has experienced steady growth in the past nine years. Serving thousands of clients in 92 countries worldwide, the company operates http://www.1PlanHost.com.

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