Facebook opens up its crisis response to Lyft, Save the Children, and others

Facebook Crisis Response Community HelpFacebook has begun making it easier for organisations and businesses to provide help and information to people during a time of crisis.

Starting today, certain businesses and organisations will be able to post to Facebook’s Community Help feature within Crisis Response, and offer people in need with vital information and things such as free transportation and food supplies. The first businesses and organisations gaining access to the feature include the likes of Lyft, Chase, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding America, International Medical Corps, and The California Department of Forestry and fire, with more being provided with the future over the coming weeks.

“Community Help was added a year ago to make it easier for people to ask for and give help during a crisis. But people helping people is only part of the solution Organisations and businesses also play an integral role in responding to crises and helping communities rebuild,” said Asha Sharma, product lead for social good at Facebook.