The UN Foundation today hit the $100 million mark for their new fund, which was established two weeks ago, that will supply everything from masks to test kits to aid to families, for the most vulnerable countries to deal with coronavirus.
In an interview with CBS News, Elizabeth Cousens, the UN Foundation President and CEO, said that the speed and “extraordinary outpouring of generosity from the private sector” was remarkable.
Cousins said the largest donors who sent funds included Facebook, TikTok, Google, Nike, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Verizon, the Walmart Foundation, H&M Foundation, Microsoft and Cisco.
The funds, Cousens said, will go to the WHO to distribute to “any community with a weak health system.”
“The case for global cooperation could not be clearer – communities everywhere are affected, and people want to contribute. This new fund will create space for people everywhere, together, to fight this virus,” she said.