Twitter dispenses $15 million to India for its fight against Covid-19 devastation
The money was donated to three non-governmental organisations, as per Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey's tweet on Monday.
Twitter has contributed $15 million to assist with the Covid-19 outbreak in India, which is dealing with the deadly pandemic's unparalleled second surge of infections. The money was donated to three non-governmental organisations, as per Twitter CEO Jack Patrick Dorsey's tweet on Monday. These NGOs include Care, Aid India, and Sewa International USA.
Aid India and Sewa International USA each obtained $2.5 million, although CARE secured $10 million.
Sewa International is a non-profit humanitarian aid organisation. As part of Sewa International's 'Help India Defeat COVID-19' initiative, this grant will fund the purchase of lifesaving devices such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) devices.
Twitter in its statement said that health equipment will be given out to “government hospitals and Covid-19 care centres and hospitals”.
SandeepKhadkekar, Sewa International's vice president for Marketing and Fund Growth, responded positively to the donation, thanking Dorsey for his big contribution and expressing gratitude that Sewa's work has been acknowledged.
Sewa USA, based in Houston, has collected $17.5 million for India's Covid-19 relief work.
Khadkekar said, “In these past two weeks, we have seen how overwhelmed India's healthcare system is, and we want to do as much as we can to come to the aid of people who are deeply affected. Twitter's generosity will go a long way in helping us do the work we want to do, and that we need to do.”
CARE is a pioneering charitable organisation dedicated to reducing poverty around the world. The $10 million grant, according to Twitter, will fund CARE's urgent response to the deadly second wave of Covid-19 outbreak ravaging India.
The Association for India's Development (AID) is a volunteer organisation dedicated to fostering long-term, equitable, and just progress in the country. In India, AID collaborates with grassroots organisations in the fields of education, health, agriculture, livelihoods, the environment, and human rights.