Hurricane Irma Donation Fund: Google Will Double Your Contribution
Hurricane Irma has hit the US West coast and has caused a massive amount of destruction. What makes things worse is that it follows the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and possible a third hurricane, Hurricane Jose is about to hit the US shores soon. Google has now set up a Hurricane Irma donation fund.
Google aims at donating $2 Million via this Hurricane Irma donation fund. Out of this, $1 Million will be raised by users who donate on Google and another $1 Million will be contributed by Google.
Basically, Google is doubling your donation. For every $1 that is donated to the Hurricane Irma donation fund, Google will add in $1 from their side, ultimately reaching the $2 Million target. The company states that this donation will help recover and rehabilitate those who have been affected by Hurricane Irma in the US and Caribbean islands.
Google states that the donations of the Hurricane Irma donation fund will go to Network for Good, via which it would be sent to various charity organizations such as UNICEF, American Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services. The funds will be evenly distributed among the three.
Moreover, Google states that the entire amount of donation that is made to the Hurricane Irma donation fund will go to the Hurricane victims and Google will cover all the processing charges too.
With millions of people affected and property worth Billions lost, Hurricanes are often the most devastating forces of nature. It takes a long while to get lives back to normal as everything gets disrupted. Cities get evacuated and everything comes to a standstill till the hurricane passes through, leaving behind a trail of destruction. As of this writing Google has gathered a little over $318,000.
You can donate to the Hurricane Irma donation fund here.
Google has been among one of the biggest names when it comes to donation for helping restore lives in times of natural disasters. The company recently donated $1 Million towards flood relief operations in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.