With all of the crap EA has been getting, it’s refreshing to see some of their positive side for a change.  Russian fansite ProSims informed me that EA will help to fund Dima’s Dream, a project that will construct homes for teenagers with abnormal development.  ProSims provided a rough translation of the press release that was sent out.  Kudos, EA.

EA (Russia) to help fund "Dima's Dream"

Virtual world of The Sims ™, where so much fun and comfortable home, is celebrating 10 years and is divided into a part of this heat from those who need it most

Moscow, Russia – March 19, 2010 – Electronic Arts Company celebrates 10-year anniversary of the legendary game series The Sims ™, which is widely celebrated around the world. In honor of this landmark event in Russia launched a project which will be one of the largest charity events in Russia’s gaming industry. Electronic Arts will help the Fund “Dima’s Dream” in the construction of homes for teenagers with abnormal development. This house will become part of the “Town”, where yesterday’s graduates of specialized children homes will be able to feel the atmosphere of home comfort.

Electronic Arts to thank all the fans of The Sims series, because for the past ten years, they supported his favorite game, create characters, set up their personal lives, build their homes, made housing their “wards” comfortable and beautiful. Such strong support for a virtual project will give real help and build a real house, in which young people with developmental can live a better life. The program “Campus”, which will be built this house, will allow those who have always lived in official institutions, for the first time in my life to feel that such a warm and cozy home, and learn many of the seemingly mundane things – cooking, cleaning, creative, needlework.

“Help Fund” Dima’s Dream “- is not just a contribution to a separate charity project, a contribution of a virtual community in ensuring that the real world around us has become a little kinder and better, – said the Regional Director of Electronic Arts, Tony Watkins. We hope that other companies in Russia’s gaming industry will follow suit by supporting the Foundation “Dima’s Dream” or taking part in other important charitable projects. ”

More details about the project can be on the site www.simsdream.ru

For more information about the Fund “Dima’s Dream” can be found at www.ddfund.ru

About the Foundation “Dima’s Dream”

Foundation charity for orphans and disabled “Dima’s Dream” was established March 16, 2006. The mission of the Foundation – to provide efficient, professional and comprehensive care for orphans, children with severe and multiple disabilities and their families, helping children with disabilities integrate into society, as well as changing society’s attitudes towards people with disabilities.

“Town” – is one of the Foundation’s programs aimed at supporting young disabled children with abnormal development. The purpose of the program “Town” – to build a village of several houses in the Tula region, where there is everything necessary for everyday life.