Humble has raised more than $6.5m for coronavirus relief

Humble has raised more than $6.5m for coronavirus relief

Video games storefront Humble has raised more than $6.5m for charities involved in coronavirus relief with its Conquer COVID-19 bundle.

In a blog post, the company said that it has raised $6,565,557 for Direct Relief, International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders and Partners in Health. People have bought 208,527 of the aforementioned bundle between its launch on March 31st and April 24th. 

"Direct Relief is so deeply grateful for the extraordinary generosity from the Humble Bundle community to help keep health workers safe as they put themselves at risk to keep all of us safe," Direct Relief said.

"This support translates into immediate, practical help – personal protective equipment for doctors and nurses, medications, and supplies for people with severe cases of COVID-19, and resources for those affected who are most at-risk throughout the country. This is such a wonderful example of everyone pulling together and doing whatever we can to protect those who are most vulnerable."

Doctors Without Borders added: "On behalf of Doctors Without Borders and the people we serve, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Humble community for your generosity. Thanks to you, we will receive close to $1.5M in donations, which will enable our teams to launch emergency programs to help stem the spread of COVID-19 in the hardest-hit communities, care for infected patients, and respond to the pandemic’s consequences on local health systems. In these challenging times, your support is truly meaningful and will help save the lives of the most vulnerable – from Syria to Nigeria, to Greece, to Italy, and more."

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