Facebook Meta Boosts Support Fund for Wildfire Victims

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Facebook Meta Boosts Support Fund for Wildfire Victims

The fund for the victims of July’s devastating wildfires in Wennington Village and Farm Close Dagenham was this week boosted when Meta Platform Inc. (formerly Facebook) contacted Dagenham United Charity with a $1,000 donation.

The chairman of Dagenham United Charity, Peter Chand, together with Cllr Margaret Mullane, Cllr Trevor McKeever and Eileen Keller received the donation from Meta via Global Giving. Margaret said, “it’s fantastic how communities come together at a time of great need”. Meta and Global Giving were touched by the distress and loss brought about by the wildfires and felt compelled to support residents and made a donation of $1000.

Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham and Rainham said “The wildfires that ripped through Wennington Village and Farm Close Dagenham on 19 July destroyed 30 homes and uprooted the lives of families. The fact that a global company as far reaching as Meta recognized the outpouring of support from our local community for those who have lost so much is amazing. This donation via Dagenham United Charity will undoubtedly provide more help.”