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Facebook to match up to USD 500,000 to help with Typhoon Tembin in SEA relief

By Nestor Domingo Jr - on 28 Dec 2017, 5:17pm

Facebook to match up to USD 500,000 to help with Typhoon Tembin in SEA relief

Facebook announced that it is matching up to USD 500,000 in donations addressed to GlobalGiving to support the relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Tembin in the Philippines.

More known to Filipinos as Vinta, Typhoon Tembin caused widespread damage across Southeast Asia, particularly the southern Philippines. And during these times, people used the popular social networking site to reach out and help one another, including:  

  • Eva Pagobo Lloren who received clothing she needed after requesting help for 15 people in Community Help.
  • Alma Aranas Caday received help after asking for volunteer work in Community Help in Davao City, Philippines.
  • Sweetjoyce Libre Mancilla offered clean water to people in need in Cotabato City, Philippines.
  • Jay Mar Isorena who offered to clothe for 20 people in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

These were made as a result of netizens utilizing Facebook’s Community Help and other fundraising tools to help people everywhere come together and achieve things that require cumulative and collaborative effort among them. Also, donations are made through the locally-exclusive Megaphone campaign and the Crisis donate button.

Aside from the mentioned, Facebook announced at the end of November 2017 that it waived all fees for donations to nonprofit organizations, which means the entire 100% of donations will go to the relief efforts of GlobalGiving, a nonprofit organization that specializes in grassroots fundraising and works with organizations in nearly every country.