Facebook users have raised a whopping $US10 million for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal, Mark Zuckerberg said in a post Thursday.
If you logged onto Facebook sometime in the past two days, you might have gotten this message encouraging you to donate to the International Medical Corps.
According to Zuckerberg, more than 500,000 people donated to relief efforts in Nepal after seeing the message at the top of their Facebook News Feed. Their donations totaled more than $US10 million.
Facebook itself will donate an additonal $US2 million to local recovery efforts.
“It is inspiring to see our community coming together to help people in their time of need,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We’re grateful to be serving you, and for all your efforts to support those affected by the Nepal earthquake.”
More than 5,000 people have died since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, though aid workers expect that number to rise dramatically.