Expansions to the Community Help hub will offer assistance to local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the leading social media platform, Facebook is using their presence within communities to connect people with the support they’re seeking.
On 5 May, Facebook’s Community Help hub saw a handful of new additions, incorporating ways in which people can sign up to donate to local non-profits and fundraisers, support local businesses and donate to blood banks.
Many of the added features could already be found on Facebook in different forms. In 2017, work had already began to connect Facebook users with blood banks, and the option to support local business was released last month.
Now with the features grouped together, it is easier to promote them as a collective, and help raise awareness for more causes.
The features launched on Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to COVID-19, with partners including PayPal, LinkedIn and GoFundMe, as well as Facebook.
Community Help is live now in the UK, United States, France, Canada and Australia.
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