Facebook has launched a crowdfunding module on its social media network which aims to source funds towards relief efforts for the victims of the M7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal and parts of India and Bangladesh over the weekend.
Facebook said, from today, Facebook users will see a message at the top of News Feed with an option to donate to International Medical Corps, 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.
“To do this, we are using our Donate feature, where people can donate directly to IMC to support their relief efforts on the ground,” Facebook said.
The company said it will match every dollar donated up to $2 million and matching funds will be distributed to local relief and rescue organizations working to provide immediate and ongoing relief.
In addition to that, Facebook said it has also activated ‘Safety Check’, a way for loved ones to report that they are safe and check on others too, in parts of Nepal as well as areas in Bangladesh, India and Bhutan.
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