Facebook is opening up its Community Help feature to businesses and organizations in times of crisis.
Product lead for social good Asha Sharma said in a Newsroom post that this update will give businesses and organizations an easier way to reach out in times of crisis, adding, “They might post about helping people find everything from free transportation to supplies and connecting volunteers with organizations that need help.”
The first businesses and organizations to gain access to Community Help are Direct Relief, Lyft, Chase, Feeding America, International Medical Corps, the California Department of Forestry and Fire and and Save the Children, with more to be added “in the coming weeks.”
The social network said that since its launch, there have been more than 750,000 posts on Community Help related to over 500 crises. The most frequent categories on this list were volunteer opportunities, shelter and food and clothing donations.