5 Jan 2022
Play-To-Earn Blockchain Gaming Community YGG Raises $1.4M to help Typhoon Victims
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Gamers united will be helping the relief and rebuilding efforts for victims of typhoon Rai, also known as typhoon Odette, in the Philippines.
According to the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, As of Saturday, there are more than 4 million individuals were either displaced or injured, with 407 dead and 88 people are still missing.
Cointelegraph reported that a day after the typhoon hit the country, play-to-earn gaming group Yield Guild Games (YGG) organized a donation drive to help the victims get relief and rebuild. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Gamers paused and saved to take a moment to contribute. Leading the relief efforts, YGG Philippines country manager Luis Buenaventura told Cointelegraph that with the help of the community, donations reached $1.4 million.
Buenaventura said, “Within the first hour, we had exceeded $100K, and within the first day, we were at $300K. It’s now been three weeks, and donations continue to come in. As of yesterday, we’ve raised over $1.4 million purely from community crypto donations,”