With wildfires displacing hundreds of thousands of people in Southern California, the task of doing business in the region has been -- to put it lightly -- disrupted. PR Newswire is waving its fee for any company or group that needs to issue a release about the natural disaster in progress out west. Here's their message:
PR Newswire has suspended fees associated with the distribution of press releases on issues regarding the Southern California wildfires.
PR Newswire members and non-members wishing to send press releases and media advisories relating to the wildfires at no charge, should email releases to email@example.com along with a contact name and phone number for verification.
Update 10/24: Business Wire has followed suit today:
Business Wire is providing access to its media/web distribution networks at no charge for organizations and companies with critical press releases related to the Southern California fires. The free news release offer pertains to support services, information, operations and events directly related to the wildfires.
Member companies are asked to submit press releases as they normally do via Business Wire's online order interface and to follow up with their local newsroom. Other organizations should contact Business Wire at 888.381.9473 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.