Facebook users donate a record $10 million to the Earthquake relief fund set up by International Medical Corps in association with FB
The Facebook’s CSR initiative to help and support earthquake-hit Nepal was a major success with the social networking giant collecting funds over $10 million within two days.
On April, 25, 2015, the Himalayan nation was shaken by a powerful earthquake that measured 7.9 on Richter Scale leaving over 6,000 dead and injuring more than 10,000 people.
According to a status posted by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said that “We gave people the option on Facebook to support local relief efforts. In two days, more than half a million people donated and raised more than $10 million to support the International Media Corps relief effort.”
“Facebook will donate an additional $2 million to local recovery efforts to help those in affected areas.”
More than seven million people in Nepal have been marked as safe with the use of the safety feature enabled by the popular social media platform.
The Facebook CEO has also stated that it is very heartening to see different communities standing united to help people in their hour of need.
You can also donate towards rehabilitation of earthquake affected victims here.