Recent earthquake has shaken the Nepal brutally and has caused a huge devastation. 6.7-magnitude aftershock struck India and Nepal on Sunday, shaking buildings in New Delhi and triggering more avalanches in the Himalayas, which on Saturday were rattled by a 7.8 quake. At least 3,617 people are now known to have died and more than 6,500 people have been injured.
Facebook, the most popular social networking site, has now come forward to help Nepal Earthquake victims. Starting from today, Facebook users will see a message at the top of News Feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps, Teams operating mobile medical units will deliver critically needed medical care and medicines to the regions hardest hit by the earthquake. Facebook will use Donate feature, where people can donate directly to IMC to support their relief efforts on the ground. In return, Facebook will match every dollar donated up to $2 million. Facebook’s matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief.
Mark Zuckerberg official announcement:
Visit facebook.com/nepalearthquakesupport to read more about this.
In addition to launching Donate, Safety Check – a simple and easy way to say you’re safe and check on others – was activated on Saturday in large parts of Nepal as well as areas in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan. Since then, millions of people have been marked safe and tens of millions of people were notified that someone they know has been marked safe.
Facebook is promoting safety and enabling resources to reach needy people by offering tools to help people donate to support those in the affected areas.
Facebook is used by billions of people. We hope many people will come forward and help the Nepal Earthquake victims with whatever they can.
Do take initiative and help victims to some extent. Please share this information with all of your friends. Who know unknowingly you will be enabling someone to take the initiative to help the needy people.
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