Google is the most recent tech firm to supply cash to assist rebuild shorelines and communities within the US and Caribbean within the wake of the devastation brought on by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The corporate mentioned Tuesday it’s going to donate $1 million to Puerto Rico hurricane aid, which incorporates funds collected from Google workers. Mixed with earlier donations, Google mentioned the corporate, its staff and “the general public” have given $7 million to assist in restoration from Harvey, Irma and Maria.
A “small staff” of Google engineers additionally volunteered within the wake of Harvey and Irma to arrange sizzling spots and lend IT help to shelters and nonprofit organizations.
Apple, Fb and Uber have additionally donated to hurricane aid. Fb, for instance, added $1 million to the $9 million its customers raised for Hurricane Harvey victims, for a complete of $10 million. The corporate gave an extra $1 million for flood victims in South Asia.
Tech corporations have rallied not simply to help aid efforts, but additionally to fight local weather change, which scientists imagine contributes to extra highly effective storms. In June, Apple, Fb and Google in addition to Tesla founder Elon Musk unsuccessfully urged President Donald Trump to not again out of the Paris accord to struggle international warming. It could be that Silicon Valley’s greatest manufacturers are ready take a extra energetic position in environmental points.
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