Help The Fight: Facebook Adds Ebola Charity Donation Button To News Feeds

November 7, 2014  |  

If you are concerned about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and want to do something to help, Facebook has made it pretty easy.

The social media giant has come up with a way for its users to donate to some charities’ Ebola-relief efforts. User can do so though a button at the top of their News Feeds.

There are three charities Facebook users can now donate to. They are: International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children. Facebook itself will also help put. “The social media company is also donating 100 terminals to provide Internet and voice-calling access for aid workers to Ebola-hit areas such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,” reports Chicago Tribune.

And in October, Facebook founder/Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said he and his wife would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.

So far, the Ebola outbreak has resulted in nearly 5,000 deaths in West Africa. There have also been nine cases treated in the United States since August, with one death. In December 2013, Ebola began in Guinea, then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. While a few other countries in and outside of Africa have been affected as well, these three remain the hot spot for the crisis.

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