Amazon has announced that it will donate 3.5 million euros (approximately $3.8 million) to support those most affected by the coronavirus outbreak in France.
“Amazon is now committing 3.5 million euros to support those who are most affected by the Covid-19 crisis in France. This donation includes a donation of 2.5 million euros in favor of the French Red Cross, and 1 million euros to support organizations that carry out actions across the territory and, in particular, near our employees,” Amazon said Friday.
In Amazon’s statement, the French Red Cross commended the move and thanked the company for its support.
“It is more important than ever to mobilize everyone to help those who need it most, and we thank Amazon for this exceptional gift,” said director general of the French Red Cross, Jean-Christophe Combe. “We are working hard with all of our volunteers and employees in the fight against COVID-19, and the support of companies like Amazon is a very important element in supporting us in these efforts.”
According to Amazon, a new “donation call button” will also be included on all of its sites across Europe to add to the company’s contribution.
“This gift is in addition to the constant work that Amazon and its employees have done in France and around the world,” the statement added.