Syrian refugees make their way on a railway track after crossing the border between Serbia and Hungary on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. The goal is to collectively raise a total of $11 million to help the wave of refugees who need help and supplies. The tech giant announced the initiative in an official blog post on Tuesday, less than a week after it donated $1.1 million to organizations focused on shelter, food and water, health care and other essentials for refugees.
Google has pledged to match the first 5 million euros (about $5.5 million USD) it receives in donations to key organizations aiding in the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe. The goal is to collectively raise a total of $11 million to help the wave of refugees who need help and supplies.
“These nonprofits are helping deliver essential assistance — including shelter, food and water, and medical care — and looking after the security and rights of people in need,” wrote Rita Masoud, product marketing manager for the company’s charitable arm, Google.org, in the official blog post.
“I was lucky. But as the refugee and migrant crisis has grown, many people like my family are desperate for help,” she wrote. Read more…