It has been heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by the Uttarakhand floods. Googlers have stepped up in countless ways, working around the clock to help. Here is a quick update on what's been done.
Google has committed $500,000 to Goonj and Uttarakhand Mandal of America (UMA) to support their work to provide relief and aid to those affected by the flood. In addition, Google is matching up to $250,000 of Googler donations to these organizations until July 31, 2013 through a gift matching campaign. The match to these organizations is over and above the per Googler annual general gift match limit of $6,000.
Google has also been supporting with crisis response tools, many that have been powered by Googler time. Google Person Finder has helped people reunite with missing kin, in part because many Googlers spent hours entering details of missing persons from documents provided by rescue agencies. The tool now has more than 23,500 entries. Google's Crisis Map for Uttarakhand has allowed people to continue to add new disaster information as it becomes available.
Across India offices, Googlers have donated money (so far, INR 9+ Lakh from Googlers globally, which will be matched), 18+ boxes of relief materials (clothes, medicines, food, etc.), and hundreds of hours of volunteering.
Some useful links:
Global Floods Disaster Relief program which enables Googlers to Gift Match their donations up to $1,000 for contributions made before July 31st.