Google , Raising Money to Fight Ebola Scourge

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Google launched a campaign Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing $10 (roughly Rs. 61 crores) million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

In addition, Google chief executive and co-founder Larry Page said his family’s foundation is contributing $15 million (roughly Rs. 92 crores) to the cause.

“Our hearts go out to everyone whose lives have been touched by this tragedy,” Page said in a blog post announcing the campaign.

Google started collecting contributions at the website, where a message indicated that the two-for-one dollar match would continue until $7.5 million (roughly Rs. 46 crores) more in donations were collected.

Groups targeted by the California-based Internet titan to receive support included InSTEDD, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, and Save the Children.

The campaign comes less than a month after Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced they were donating $25 million (roughly Rs. 150 crores) to help US efforts to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic…Read More

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