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Microsoft pledges $1 million, provides free Skype calls to Puerto Rico after devastating hurricane

After Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico and the Carribean more than a week ago, much of the Islands have been left without power, gas, running water, or cell phone service. The need for aid is strong, and just as they did after Hurricane Irma and Harvey, Microsoft is once again stepping up and pledging its support to those who have been impacted by the devastating storm.

Word on Microsoft’s pledge of support was revealed on Twitter by Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and head of Microsoft Philanthropies. She revealed that Microsoft Philanthropies will donate more than $1 million, including cash grants, employee matching funds, and technology and services to support nonprofit and public-sector organizations participating in the response and recovery.

Similar to the moves Microsoft made after an earthquake hit Mexico City, the company is also providing free Skype calls to Puerto Rico. In addition, Microsoft will also use their websites and social media channels to support recovery work, including that of the Red Cross, Save the Children, and World Vision.

If you would like to make a difference, you can contribute to the Red Cross’ efforts by checking this website. You also can contribute to Save the Children or World Vision by clicking here, and here.

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