Today’s most popular video-sharing app has pledged to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is to fund the essential supplies for the frontline healthcare workers around the world.
It was announced March 23, 2020, on the company’s website via a blog post written by TikTok’s president Alex Zhu.
“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—people serenading across quarantined buildings; neighbors delivering food and medicine to those who cannot leave their homes; global outpourings of empathy and support for grieving families. This humanity transcends borders and backgrounds, and we’re moved by how people are sharing their strength when we need it most,” TikTok president Alex Zhu wrote in a blog post.
Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation, said: “We can only stop this virus with a coordinated, global response, where everyone – from every sector – is doing their part. TikTok’s extraordinarily generous contribution to the World Health Organization’s global effort is a perfect example of that.
In addition, TikTok has also hosted live streams with WHO experts and created an informational page on TikTok to highlight preventative tips and dispel myths around coronavirus.
additional report: Murray Staten