In a great humanitarian effort, Google announced that it will be matching every dollar, up to $5.5 million, donated through the site for the current refugee and migrant crisis gripping parts of the Middle East, Europe and North Africa.
It's the largest refugee crisis since WWII, so that's why Google teamed up with the Network for Good fund to distribute funds evenly across four non-profits: Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UN High Commissioner for Refugees to provide essential assistance like medical care, food, water and shelter, to the men, women and children in need.
To make a donation, visit the Google Refugee crisis homepage at https://onetoday.google.com/page/refugeerelief/. You can donate as little as $5 or as much as $200. Google is also covering any processing fees, so the money goes exactly where it's supposed to.
You can also donate through any of these non-profit's sites, however, in order to be matched by Google, donations need to be processed through Google. Donations are also tax deductible.
The announcement was made on Google's blog, which you can read by clicking here. Not only does the blog tell you how to donate, but it also has a story from a Google employee who was also a refugee who left Afghanistan at age 7.