We begin today with some good news. EVE Online players have raised over $130,000 for COVID-19 relief efforts through CCP Game’s PLEX for Good initiative.
The money raised is for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (CHS). The PLEX for Good initiative already raised over $107,000 in February for Australian bushfire relief by the Red Cross.
Regarding the money raised for COVID-19 relief, CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson noted,
“An unprecedented global crisis has been met by an unprecedented level of support and for that, I am once again hugely proud, grateful and humbled by the efforts of our players. We stand together as a community in our support of the work that is being done by health workers, scientists, and institutes around the world to fight this pandemic and bolster its relief.”
The money raised here will go directly to the WHO as they coordinate global relief efforts. Donations were also made to Johns Hopkins Center for Healthy Security. Their research focuses on improving organizations, systems, and tools to prevent and respond to outbreaks, whilst advancing policies and practice to address a range of challenges, including the global rise in emerging infectious diseases and a continued risk of pandemic flu.