The social media giant has launched its Donate feature to allow users to contribute to the Nepal relief efforts. It will also match every donation (capped at US$2 milion).
The devastating earthquake that shook Nepal has claimed over 3,800 lives and impacted the populations of Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Today, Facebook is stepping in to help those affected by this disaster with the launch of its Donate feature.
Facebook users will see a message at the top of their News Feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps (IMC), which has emergency response teams operating mobile medical units to deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake.
Donations will go directly to IMC to support their relief efforts on the ground, and Facebook will match every donated (capped at US$2 milion). Facebook’s matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief.
By offering tools to help people donate to support those in the affected areas and check on loved ones, Facebook is hopeful that it can promote safety and help urgent resources reach those who need them. Donate to Nepal Earthquake relief efforts today.