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November 11, 2014

Google Pledges 2-for-1 Match of Public Ebola Donations

Google announced Monday that it will contribute $2 to groups battling the Ebola outbreak for every dollar donated by its users through a new campaign website, The Washington Post writes. The tech giant has committed up to $5-million for the matching gifts, which will go to online fundraising platform Network for Good to divide among four aid organizations—Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, Save the Children, and the International Rescue Committee.

In a company blog post Monday, Google CEO Larry Page said his family foundation is supplying a separate $15-million for the Ebola battle, and the firm itself will give $10-million. The corporate gift will also go to Network for Good but will be available to a larger set of aid groups.

Elsewhere in Ebola philanthropy, rock singer and humanitarian Bob Geldof said Monday that a star-studded remake of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" is in the works to support the fight against the virus, The New York Times reports. Mr. Geldof spearheaded the pioneering charity single released in 1984 to raise money for African famine relief. The new track will be recorded this month with One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Adele, and other contemporary stars, along with Bono, who performed on the original.