Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Donating $100 Million To Tackle Ebola

Last week, we were impressed by Mark Zuckerberg's $25 million donation to the CDC to help fight Ebola.

Today, that fight got even stronger. Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and billionaire, announced on Twitter that he will be committing "at least" $100 million to #TackleEbola, the website he founded to connect small donors to Ebola-related projects and large organizations, like UNICEF, that need financing:

Some of the projects include 6,000 public hand-washing stations, 12 health-care workers on the ground for a month, and straight-forward life-saving kits that help protect people when a family member has Ebola-like symptoms.

On his personal website, Allen said:

To effectively contain this outbreak and prevent it from becoming a global epidemic, we must pool our efforts to raise the funds, coordinate the resources and develop the creative solutions needed to combat this problem. I am committed to doing my part in tackling this crisis.

So far, however, his site hasn't garnered very much attention from donors, but hopefully, with this grandiose, $100 million gesture, Allen will inspire others to help him #TackleEbola.

Photo courtesy of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

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