As per the Binance’s recent tweet, the mayor of the city of Kure located in West Japan has send the company a letter of gratitude for the efforts that the Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) took to collect donations for the victims of the floods in Japan last year.
Among the biggest donations came from Binance and the Tron Foundation.
We are very humbled to receive a letter of appreciation from the Mayor of the City of Kure, West Japan 🇯🇵 for @binancebcf's "West Japan Disaster Relief project" 🙏— Binance (@binance) August 9, 2019
Thank you to everyone who donated to the cause & @missbitcoin_mai for leading the charge🙏https://t.co/Q6PFVOlm6h pic.twitter.com/TqNT0TKc0y
Floods hit Japan in summer of 2018, Binance was quick to respond
The floods were caused by heavy rains that hit the South and West of Japan in the summer 2018. There were not only floods but also huge flows of mud.
Over two hundred dead were found in about 15 regions of the country. A dozen people went missing and around 20 thousand houses were heavily damaged.
To help the victims of the natural disaster, the Binance Charity Foundation managed to raise $410,000. However, many more donations came in crypto, mainly ERC20 tokens – that was around $1,410,000.
Thanks to Binance, over 41,000 people got shelter, food, medical aid, etc.
After that, the BCF also set up a charity program providing free lunches to schools in Uganda – for local students and school staff members. The donation program was conducted in BNB.
Later on, when the world-famous Notre Dame de Paris caught fire, Binance CZ initiated donations collecting for restoring the Cathedral. He also suggested raising money for those who BSV’s leader Craig Wright sues and who cannot afford legal expenditures.
On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out on the roof of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France— Binance (@binance) April 17, 2019
We call on our colleagues in the crypto space to show your support for our campaign to #cryptorebuildNotreDame #rebuildnotredame @BinanceBCF
Donate 👇👇https://t.co/rknItqdgeM pic.twitter.com/lUCDLy2osK
Hypocrisy accusations towards Binance
Overall, the community’s reaction to the news has been quite neutral so far. No comments with admiration, congratulations or encouragement have been posted.
One user, however, accused Binance of hypocrisy, saying that donation collecting for major disasters, like the floods in Japan or Notre Dame, are merely self-promotion for those who collect them. He pointed out that wealthy celebrities and companies have already donated enough to rebuild the cathedral. However, he states, nobody collects donations for less well-known disasters, like those in Yemen or Indonesia.
Propaganda for the brain dead. Charity in the richest countries like Japan, France cathedral renovation for which billionaires already donated over 1B. But no charity for disaster relief work for multiple disasters in Indonesia nor any charity for Yemen. CZ hypocrisy synonymous— CryptoCookie (@Crypt0Cookie) August 9, 2019