Nvidia’s Empathetic Gesture: $15 Million for Non-Profits Aiding Israel-Hamas War Victims

Nvidia's Empathetic Gesture: $15 Million for Non-Profits Aiding Israel-Hamas War Victims

Nvidia raises $15 million to help Israel-Hamas war-hit civilians

Nvidia, a leading U.S. chipmaker, along with its employees, has generously contributed a total of $15 million to non-profit organizations aiding civilians affected by the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. This significant donation comes as part of a special program initiated by Nvidia, where thousands of employees from over 30 countries collectively donated $5 million. The company matched and doubled this amount to reach the substantial $15 million donation.

Nvidia highlighted that this philanthropic effort stands as the largest humanitarian fundraiser in the company’s 30-year history. Gideon Rosenberg, Nvidia’s deputy general counsel, expressed gratitude for the widespread support from Nvidia families globally. He acknowledged the collective care demonstrated by employees and their hope for the safe return of colleague Avinatan Or and others held in captivity by Hamas.

“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,” said Gideon Rosenberg, Nvidia’s deputy general counsel.

“We are truly inspired by the genuine care of our employees around the world.”

Avinatan Or, a 30-year-old engineer at Nvidia since April 2022, was captured by Hamas at the Nova music festival on October 7, along with his girlfriend Noa Argamani and approximately 240 others. Some of the captives have been released since then.

Nvidia disclosed that the donations were directed towards various organizations 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.

In addition to the financial contributions, Nvidia also shared that it donated hundreds of computers to families evacuated from the north and south of Israel. The company further provided thousands of hot meals from its Yokneam office cafeteria, showcasing its commitment to supporting those affected by the conflict.

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Source(s): Reuters

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