Google to donate up to $5.5m to help Europe refugees
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Google to donate up to $5.5m to help Europe refugees

Tech giant announces matching gift in bid to spur more contributions amid unprecedented wave of asylum seekers

An exterior view of the Google office in Mountain View, California. (Google office image via Shutterstock)
An exterior view of the Google office in Mountain View, California. (Google office image via Shutterstock)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — Google’s charitable arm is pledging to donate an additional $5.5 million to groups trying to help the thousands of refugees pouring into Europe.

The commitment announced Tuesday by Google.org expands upon a $1.1 million donation to several humanitarian relief funds earlier this month.

Google is trying to spur more people to contribute to the cause with this campaign. The Mountain View, California, company is matching up to $5.5 million in donations made by individuals through http://google.com/refugeerelief.

Donors can give their money to one of four groups: The International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, UN High Commission for Refugees, or Save The Children.

Google ended June with $70 billion in cash.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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