Facebook Creates Donation Button to Fight Ebola
Washington – The button, which will appear at the top of user news feeds, will enable an easy donation to groups such as International Medical Corps, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Save the Children.
“In times of crisis, people turn to Facebook to learn about what’s happening, share their experiences and offer support,” a Facebook statement said.
It noted that while the organizations have already been using Facebook to raise funds, “we want to amplify these calls for action and help organizations raise awareness and connect directly with people around the world.”
A “donate” feature will allow Facebook members to directly send money to one of the three organizations.
“All of the money raised will go directly to the charities working on the ground,” the statement said.