Mozilla American Red cross now accepting Bitcoin donation
On Wednesday, it was announced that the American Red cross in partnership with Bitpay had launched a webpage where the humanitarian organization would be accepting Bitcoin donation from. Bitpay will process Bitcoin donations for free so that the Red Cross can receive 100 percent of all funds donated.
“Introducing the American Red Cross to the bitcoin community is really going to showcase the generosity of this new group of consumers,” said Elizabeth Ploshay, who oversees non-profit outreach for BitPay. “Bitcoin users are extremely passionate people who are looking to put their bitcoin towards good causes. I’m sure the community will be excited to have such an established charity to donate to.”
“The Red Cross is thrilled to partner with BitPay to offer a different way for generous donors to support our humanitarian mission,” said Jennifer Niyangoda, executive director of Corporate and Foundation Programs at American Red Cross, in the press release. “This gives a new generation of supporters the opportunity to help people in need.”
The official Bitcoin Giving Tuesday Website will also feature the Red Cross and will take place on December 2.
This follows after the Mozilla Foundation announced last week that it will also start to accept Bitcoin donations. The nonprofit stated that it had been approached by a number of its supporters asking whether they could start accepting Bitcoin donations, this request has now been granted.
Coin base and Mozilla are partnering on this initiative. Their deal is similar to that of the Red Cross and Bitpay in that CoinBase will waive all its fees so that the foundation can receive 100 percent of funds donated.
Mozilla Foundation and the American Red cross are two of the several nonprofit groups that have started to accept Bitcoin donations. Just this summer, United Way and Wikimedia Foundation had announced their willingness to accept Bitcoin donations.