Facebook raised more than $10 million in two days for relief efforts in Nepal.
According to a post by Mark Zuckerberg, the social network gave people the option to support local relief networks in Nepal after the earthquake hit, and in two days they quickly topped $10 million. Zuckerberg said Facebook would contribute an extra $2 million.
“It is inspiring to see our community coming together to help people in their time of need,” Zuckerberg said in his post. “We’re grateful to be serving you, and for all your efforts to support those affected by the Nepal earthquake.”
Since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal April 25, 5,800 people have been declared dead. Some estimates say the death toll could reach more than 10,000.