Humble Bundle Raises 1.7 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Humble Bundle Raises 1.7 Million for COVID-19 Relief

Always nice to hear.

pocru by pocru on May 31, 2021 @ 03:28 AM (Staff Bios)
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Two weeks ago, Humble Bundle launched a special “Heal COVID-19” bundle — a collection of heavily-discounted books, games, and software — with 100% of the proceeds going to Charity. Well, this special deal ended over the weekend, and in the two weeks it ran, Humble Bundle — and gamers around the world — managed to raise 1.17 million dollars for the people in India and Brazil.

The money will be going to Direct Relief, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), International Medical Corps, and GiveIndia.

Direct relief had this to say on the subject of this flux of charity, although Humble Bundle did ask every charity to speak, and you can find their accounts on the blog post announcing the successful charitable fundraiser:
 

Direct Relief is tremendously grateful to Humble Bundle and its community of passionate and generous people. Their collective efforts will translate to critically-needed medicines, supplies, and other resources to the hardest-hit communities in India and Brazil as they continue to battle rising cases of COVID-19. The generosity received as a result of Humble Bundle’s effort is deeply inspiring and will serve as a force-multiplier to get more aid into these areas to improve the health and lives of those who are most vulnerable.


This comes on the heels of some minor controversy surrounding the famously charitable game store. Earlier, it announced plans to hard-lock the amount of money going to charity at a mere 15% — a decision that was met with so much backlash that they eventually had to retract those plans, even if they still intend to change how they operate going forward. We’re still not sure what fate the Humble store ultimately has going forward, but at least this episode is proof enough that when push comes to shove, they can still deliver some amazing games for the sake of a critically important missive.

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