Facebook Users Raise $10 Million for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The earthquake killed at least 6,000 people. (PHOTO CREDIT: Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)
The earthquake killed at least 6,000 people. (PHOTO CREDIT: Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images)

Facebook users have raised $10 million to help Nepal in the aftermath of last week’s deadly earthquake, the social network’s founder Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday.

“In two days, more than half a million people donated and raised more than $10 million,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page.

Facebook (FB, Tech30) launched a “donate button” on top of the site, reaching out to its 1.4 billion monthly users for help.

Zuckerberg said the company would boost the donation with additional $2 million, bringing the total to $12 million — topping the $10 million aid package pledged by the U.S. government.

The money will go to the non-profit organization International Medical Corps.

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SOURCE: CNNMoney, Ivana Kottasova

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