Google expands campaign to help European refugees with $5.5 million pledge to match donations

Associated Press

Google's charitable arm is pledging to donate an additional $5.5 million to groups trying to help the thousands of refugees pouring into Europe.

The commitment announced Tuesday by Google.org expands upon a $1.1 million donation to several humanitarian relief funds earlier this month.

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Google is trying to spur more people to contribute to the cause with this campaign. The Mountain View, California, company is matching up to $5.5 million in donations made by individuals through http://google.com/refugeerelief .

Donors can give their money to one of four groups: The International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, U.N. High Commission for Refugees, or Save The Children.

Google ended June with $70 billion in cash.