US tech giant, Nvidia, along with its employees from over 30 countries, has raised $15 million for non-profit organizations supporting civilians affected by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.
Nvidia disclosed on Sunday, that its employees donated over $5 million, with the company doubling that amount to reach the $15 million figure. This initiative has been noted as the largest humanitarian fundraiser in GPU company’s 30-year history.
According to Reuters, the contributions made by Nvidia’s employees’ contributions were directed to various organisations in the region, including Asor Fund (JGive), American Friends of Magen David Adom, Doctors Without Borders, Friends of United Hatzalah, IsraAID (US) Global Humanitarian Assistance, Jewish Agency for Israel, World Central Kitchen, and Zaka.
Nvidia’s deputy general counsel, Gideon Rosenberg, was happy about the support and care shown by Nvidia employees globally. “We are proud to see such broad support from Nvidia families in Israel and around the world, and are grateful for their prayers and hope for the return of our colleague Avinatan Or, and the other hostages from Hamas captivity,”
The company also noted its additional efforts, such as donating hundreds of computers to evacuated families in Israel and providing thousands of hot meals from its Yokneam office cafeteria.
The humanitarian gesture comes amid ongoing concerns about the well-being of Nvidia engineer Avinatan Or, who was captured by Hamas during the Nova music festival on 7th October, along with his girlfriend and hundreds of others. Nvidia employees expressed hope for the safe return of Or and the other hostages.