Maybe it’s time to TikTok after all
Gen-Z hangout/video app TikTok has announced that they’re pledging $10 million dollars to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund.
‘In this time of global distress and concern about the impact of COVID-19, we’ve been inspired by people in towns and cities everywhere whose fundamental humanity is shining through when we need it most’, shared TikTok President Alex Zhu.
‘We’re moved by how people are sharing their strength when we need it most.’
TikTok’s generosity comes in the wake of other online platforms donating for the cause, such as Facebook’s $100 million worth of donations to small businesses affected by the lockdown, and Apple donating millions of masks to health care workers.
TikTok has also introduced new tabs and challenges in-app to promote proper hygiene and spread information about the Coronavirus to its users.
Meanwhile, WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund is a partnership with the United Nations (UN) to give essential supplies to frontliners, spread accurate information about the virus, and fund the ongoing efforts for a treatment.
If you can, donate to WHO and UN here