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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates $ 15 Million to Covid Relief Efforts in India | India News


CHENNAI: Jack Dorsey, CEO of the social media giant Twitter, has donated $ 15 million (around 110 million rupees) in his personal capacity to support relief efforts in the second wave of Covid-19 underway in India .
Dorsey tweeted on Monday that the $ 15 million for India will go to three NGOs: Care ($ 10 million), Aid India ($ 2.5 million) and Sewa International ($ 2.5 million) for various relief work, including emergency medical team, establishing temporary Covid care centers. and other activities.
The contribution comes from Dorsey’s Start Small initiative, a fund it launched in April last year, setting aside around $ 1 billion of its capital from fintech startup Square (nearly 28% of its wealth) to tackle Covid-19. Worldwide.
For the sake of transparency, Dorsey has been tracking contributions on a separate Google sheet open to all and, according to the tracker, has already disbursed around $ 397 million to various organizations globally in the last year.
In the case of the global organization CARE, the grant will go towards its efforts to establish temporary Covid-19 care centers, providing oxygen, PPE kits and other critically needed emergency supplies for frontline healthcare workers. . It will also help address “vaccine concerns and help ensure that people get vaccinated, particularly in remote and marginalized communities in India,” the Doresey tracker said.
For Sewa International, the grant will support the acquisition of life-saving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPap and CPAP machines as part of Sewa International’s Help India Defeat COVID-19 campaign.
The Association for India Development (AID) grant will help underprivileged communities identify Covid symptoms, prevent spread, access care and treatment, benefit from medical equipment including oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, protective equipment and vaccination, among others.
“Thanks @jack. Our volunteers work day and night to help people in need. We appreciate your support, ”Sewa International tweeted on Tuesday.

Times of India