As the Caribbean and Southeastern United States continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Facebook and it's user are stepping up in a big way.
As with relief efforts when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and the gulf area, Facebook has vowed to match any donations for Hurricane Irma and Maria relief made to the Save the Children organization up to $1 million. Donations made through the Save the Children Facebook page or posts on users’ News Feeds count toward the total, and all fees are being waived on those donations.
Save the Children is providing shelter, food, water and other short-term needs to victims across the Caribbean, as well as long-term support.
Victims in the Southeastern U.S. are also receiving health kits and support.