On Thursday, Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce announced that the company will be loading a Boeing 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India within the first week of May. Benioff took to Twitter to share the initiative.
The founder stated in a tweet, “Salesforce is loading a 787 with medical supplies and will land it in India next week. All of our hearts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters in India. May they all be protected, healed, & blessed.”
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According to reports, the cloud software giant has already announced that it would be donating $1 million in India. The donation will be used towards local partners focused on medical equipment sourcing, community isolation centres and creating vaccine awareness in India.
The company also stated, “Salesforce has over 4,000 employees here. There is heightened demand for plasma donations throughout India, so we have built a process in Quip and using other technology tools to connect our employees — who may be donors or donees – to facilitate these conversations safely and securely.”
Meanwhile, other cloud rivals, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, among others have been funding and supporting by donating oxygen concentrators and other needs to help India fight the deadly virus.