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Mark Zuckerberg, wife donate $1 million to fight virus in Kauai, Hawaii

A quarter of cash will go to Wilcox Medical Center, the rest to provide food, rental assistance education to those in need on island where couple have a 700-acre estate

Illustrative: Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg seen at the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, November 3, 2019. (Peter Barreras/ Invision/ AP)
Illustrative: Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg seen at the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, November 3, 2019. (Peter Barreras/ Invision/ AP)

JTA — Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have donated $1 million from their foundation to help the Hawaiian island of Kauai deal with the coronavirus crisis.

The couple own a 700-acre estate on the island purchased for $200 million in 2014.

A quarter of the donation will go to the Wilcox Medical Center to assist in dealing with the deadly virus, Hawaii News Now reported.

The rest will be used to provide food, rental assistance and education to those in need on Kauai, according to Hawaii News Now, which cited the state. Money also will be donated to the Hawai’i Community Foundation and Aina Ho’okupu O Kilauea.

Chan is trained as a pediatrician.

Zuckerberg has had property disputes with his island neighbors since the purchase.

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