Twitter donated US $ 15 million for COVID-19 relief activities in India

Twitter donated the US $ 15 million (approximately Rs 1.1 billion) to help resolve the COVID-19 crisis in India, which is battling an unprecedented second wave of deadly pandemics. Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey tweeted Monday above stated that he has donated the money to three NGOs: Care, Aid India, and Sewa International USA.

$15 million split between @CARE, @AIDINDIA, and @sewausa to help address the COVID-19 crisis in India. All tracked here: https://t.co/Db2YJiwcqc ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

โ€” jack (@jack) May 10, 2021

Although CARE has received the US $ 10 million (approximately Rs 73 crore), India Aid and Sewa International USA have received US $ 2.5 million (approximately Rs 18 crore). Organization of services. 

The grant will support the purchase of life-saving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure), and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines, carried out by Sewa International to help India overcome COVID. -19 “part of the movement,” the San Francisco-based company said in a statement.

It read: “The equipment will be distributed to government hospitals and COVID-19 care centers and hospitals.” In announcing the news, Sandeep Khadkekar, vice president of marketing and fund development at Sewa International, thanked Dorsey for his generous donation and said it was gratifying. Sewa’s work was recognized. 

We are a voluntary non-profit organization, and we firmly believe in the sacred blessing of the Indians “Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah” – “May everyone is happy!” To serve everyone. Khadkekar told PTI: “Our administrative cost is about 5%, which means that for every dollar provided by donors, we use 95 cents for designated purposes. In the last two weeks, we have seen the benefits of the Indian medical system. Overwhelmed, we want to do everything we can to help people who are severely affected. 

The generous donations from Twitter will go a long way to helping us achieve what we want to do and what we need to do. ” He said, here, the Sewa USA headquarters in Houston has raised $ 17.5 million (roughly 130 rupees) so far. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. 

Twitter said a US $ 10 million (approximately Rs 7.3 billion) grant will support CARE’s emergency operations to help resolve the deadly second wave of crises. The COVID-19 infection has severely destroyed India. “The funds will be used to establish a temporary government COVID-19 care center to provide frontline healthcare workers with oxygen, PPE equipment, and other urgently needed supplies to supplement government work; to solve the problem. 

Vaccinations and helping to ensure that it said, people get vaccinated, especially in remote and marginalized communities in India. โ€The Indian Development Association (AID) is a voluntary movement aimed at promoting development sustainable, fair and equitable. AID and its grassroots partner Twitter said that the organization’s organization in India involves education, health, agriculture, livelihoods, environment, and human rights, and other interconnected fields. 

“This grant will help communities. resources to recognize COVID symptoms, prevent transmission, obtain care and treatment, and benefit from the medical team that Includes oxygen, oximeters, thermometers, protective gear, and vaccines that can survive the shutdown. Livelihoods will be restored and hospitals and non-governmental organizations serving rural and low-income communities will be strengthened. ” 

In the absence of healthcare workers, vaccines, oxygen, medicines, and beds, the coronavirus and hospitals in some states are in trouble. After registering more than 100,000 new cases for four consecutive days, COVID-19 in India increased by 3.66,161 in a single day. According to data from the Ministry of Health, the number of cases on Monday increased to 2,26,62,575. while the number of deaths caused by viral diseases amounted to 2.46,116, and another 3,754 people according to data from the ministry showed that they succumbed to it.

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