Google unit donates RM420,800 to flood victims

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic source:

GOOGLE Inc’s philanthropic arm, has donated RM420,800 through the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) to help flood victims in Malaysia.

The donation will be distributed to NPO that are helping with recovery and relief while local organisations on the ground would receive local subgrants by the CDP.

Google has also launched a fundraising campaign among its employees to donate towards Mercy Malaysia and will have their donations matched by the company where they have successfully raised more than RM40,000.

The technology firm has also leveraged its technology, collaboration and donation drives where it has activated SOS alerts to enable victims to gain access to trusted safety information across Search and Maps.

Google Malaysia MD Marc Woo (picture) said the company’s heart goes out to the flood victims.

“It has been incredibly heart-warming to witness Malaysians coming together to help each other and we are equally committed to doing our part for Malaysia through our technology, supporting local non-profits that are at the frontlines of recovery efforts and by matching employee donations,” he said in a statement yesterday.