Popular microblogging site Twitter has come forward and donated 15 million USD for COVID-19 relief in India which is battling the unprecedented second wave of Corona.
Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey on Monday tweeted that the amount has been donated to three non-governmental organisations Care, Aid India and Sewa International USA.
A total of 10 million USD has been received by CARE, while Aid India and Sewa International USA received USD 2.5 million each.
Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, non-profit service organisation. This grant will support the procurement of lifesaving equipment such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines.
Sewa International's vice president for Marketing and Fund Development Sandeep Khadkekar thanked Dorsey for his generous donation. We are a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation, and we believe in serving all, following the sacred Hindu benediction, 'Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah' -- 'May all be happy, said Khadkekar.
With this donation, Houston-headquartered Sewa USA has so far raised USD 17.5 million towards its India COVID-19 relief efforts.
Twitter said the grant of USD 10 million will support CARE, a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, to help set up temporary COVID-19 care centres; providing oxygen, PPE kits and other critically needed emergency supplies for frontline health workers.
Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. This grant will help under-resourced communities identify COVID symptoms, prevent spread, access care and treatment, benefit from medical equipment and will strengthen hospitals and NGOs that serve rural and low-income communities, Twitter added.