Sony Global Relief Fund Donates $100 Million To COVID-19 Relief
The world continues to face the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, with social distancing guidelines from numerous countries staying in effect now until the end of April. The video game industry has been greatly impacted, with events like E3 2020 cancelled and big games like The Last of Us 2 delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Many big companies in the world have been increasing their charitable efforts to help prevent spreading of the disease. Now, Sony has become the latest major company to join the relief efforts, with their new Sony Global Relief Fund that has pledged $100 million to help combat COVID-19.
Sony released a public announcement on their official website recently regarding the Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19 prevention. The fund, which will consist of $100 million in charitable activities will go to beneficiaries that fall under the following three categories: “assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts to fight the virus, support for children and educators who must now work remotely, and support for members of the creative community in the entertainment industry.” The majority of the funds will go to organizations at the center of mitigating the disease’s spread and treating those are ill, including the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO powered by the UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, as well as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Sony will also be offering its technologies to educational institutions to help make e-learning and remote lessons easier to access. The one most related directly to the game industry is their initiative to assist those in the entertainment industry who have lost their jobs, either permanently or temporarily, due to lockdown orders. This will include film and television production employees, those involved in live music events, and those that develop video games as well. This pandemic will take so much support to help the millions of people impacted by this event, and its great to see such a giant company make such a significant effort. As Sony promised before with the PlayStation 4, this is for the players.
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