President Obama Enlists Google, Goldman Sachs to Support Syrian Refugees in the U.S.
Thousands of Syrian refugees living on U.S. soil will now receive more support from major tech companies like #Google, #HP and #IBM. U.S. President Barack Obama has recruited at least 15 companies to pledge money and services to support Syrian refugees, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Goldman Sachs says it will underwrite programs to help refugees learn English and employment skills. Google, which will provide consulting and technology to non-profits, says its efforts will touch more than a million refugees. Last year, both firms invested a collective $4.5 million to European relief programs, including nonprofits that provide food, shelter and clothing, as well as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Independently, Google.org — Google’s philanthropic arm — has given more than $13 million to aid refugees since September of 2015, a spokeswoman for the company tells Inc.