The NGO Doctors Without Borders, through one of its affiliated fundraisers, launched an online challenge called “A Day Without Touch” in order to collect funds for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The affiliated organization accepts Bitcoin and other digital currencies, providing the easiest way to donate to this global epidemic.
“Ebola Is Moving Fast, We Need to Move Faster”
Funds raised through this campaign will be specifically « earmarked for Ebola» according to the organisation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an independent international medical humanitarian organization, proved its ability to help people since the very beginning of the terrible disaster that Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are currently facing:
MSF has been responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March 2014 and has treated more Ebola patients than any other aid organization. More than 3,000 MSF staff members are working in the region, including some nearly 300 international staff.
The campaign, which takes the form of a challenge, is playful. You have to ask your friends and relatives, avoiding any physical contact, to make a donation to your own donation page, that can be created in a few clicks on the website of the campaign. In the case of contact, a simple game takes place: Flip a coin! The toss represents Ebola’s lethality. Heads you live, tails you die.
A Well-Fitting Challenge for Bitcoin
Therefore, the choice of the virtual currency is not insignificant: As a full-fledged digital mean of payment, no human contact will be necessary in order to acquire your bitcoins nor to give them to the famous organization.
Organized by Karin Tamerius, Medical Doctor and Campaign Manager, this appeal to donate already received the unanimous support of the NGO, as shown in the following letter scan, certifying his authorized fundraiser status:
At the present time, the campaign has permitted to raise more than $13,600 of donations, on a total goal of $ 500,000. You have until the end of the year to help this worthy cause by giving a few bitcoins to the charity, and prove that the Bitcoin is not only a currency used in the purchase of drugs as have hinted some politicians. And for the shibest of our readers, you can also donate using DogeCoin!
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