May 2, 2015

Approximately $10 million donated through Facebook for Nepal Victims

In two days time Facebook gathered more than $10 million by the users for relief fund.
Nepal quake attack melted hearts of many as thousands of people got hit by this disaster. For this reason Facebook played a vital role to help those people who are effected by that earthquake.

Just two days after Facebook introduced the Donate button to help people who suffered in the Nepal earthquake, the social networking platform was able to collect over $10 million in just two days. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in an official Facebook post.

More than half a million users donated to support the International Medical Corps, a global organization that is helping with relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Facebook will also donate an additional $2 million to help those affected by the large scale destruction caused by earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April. The earthquake has killed more than 6, 000 people and left 70, 000 homeless.

More than 13, 000 have also been injured. The social media has become a social service platform as well in times of disaster and even relief efforts. The number continues to grow.

He also wrote on his wall “We activated Safety Check and more than 7 million people in the area have been marked as safe. More than 150 million friends were notified and those updates let people rest easier and relief efforts remain focused.”

Source: Facebook

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