Google Donates $1 Million For Flood Relief Operations in India, Nepal and Bangladesh
Google has been one of the most loved brands worldwide not only because of the services they offer on the internet. Their humanitarian efforts too, have been appreciated. The company does a lot of CSR activities and donations towards causes over the year. In a latest such move, Google has now donated a sum of $1 Million towards helping the flood relief operations in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Google has made this donation to the NGOs Goonj and Save The Children. Google aims that this donation will help provide flood relief to 1,60,000 people across the three nations. Goonj has stated that this donation would help 75,000 families across 9 states in India. Both the organizations would work towards providing food and livelihood support, temporary shelter materials and hygiene items to those affected by floods. Goonj also aims towards restoring roads, bridges and schools to help promote community revival.
“We are committing $1 million from Google.org and Google employees to Goonj and Save the Children for their relief efforts,” Rajan Anandan, Vice-President, South East Asia and India, stated in a blog post. The monsoon season often hits the sub-continent hard and neighboring countries too, feel the wrath of nature at this time. Gujarat, Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir as well as various other parts of the country are prone to floods in this season.
Even major cities such as Mumbai, the financial capital of India have come to a standstill as the cities get flooded. This move from Google will help towards flood relief and bring back things to normalcy.In addition to providing the donation for flood relief, Google has also issued SOS alerts in the affected areas.
These SOS alerts show the users with affected areas on a map, as well as news on the floods and updates from Twitter, etc. so that they know what’s happening and can avoid going to affected places which might endanger them. This is indeed a good step from Google and will certainly help the ongoing flood relief operations across the three nations.