Revolut announced today that it will support Humanitas hospitals involved in the Coronavirus emergency thanks to the Donations feature that can be found within the application.
Donations will be used to provide hospitals with the medical devices and materials necessary to protect the most vulnerable patients, especially those in the Day Hospital of the cancer ward, from virus that is now spreading around the world and that the WHO declared a pandemic yesterday.
How do Revolut donations work?
Inside of application Revolut, is the function Donations. This allows users to round off their payments and donate the difference to the listed entities, including the British Red Cross, ILGA Europe, Movember, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Rainforest Alliance, and Save the Children.
Alternatively, it is possible to establish a recurring donation or make a single donation.
100% of donations will go to charities, Revolut does not charge any commission for this type of activity. There is no minimum amount and the settings can be turned on and off at any time through the app.
Since the launch of this feature last July, Revolut has raised more than 1 million euros.
Elena Lavezzi, director of southern Europe at Revolut, said:
“The Coronavirus emergency is testing our country (Italy). Although we hope that the situation will return to normal quickly, at Revolut we have decided to create a donation campaign together with Fondazione Humanitas to support Italian hospitals and patients with the help of technology. We want to give a solution to the Italians who want to donate in an easy and fast way, using their smartphone, and at the same time help the organizations involved in this difficult and unexpected situation ”.
Roberto Cagliero, director of fundraising for the Humanitas Research Foundation, added:
"At a time when hospitals are under so much pressure from the coronavirus, fundraising has an important role to play in dealing with the emergency. We thank Revolut and the users for this initiative and for their generosity towards our patients. ”
The Revolut entry has integrated a donations feature on its platform to support the fight against the Coronavirus was first published in Crypto report.