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Tech giant Google announced Wednesday it has donated $1.5 million to the Salvation Army, to assist in the charity’s efforts to fight homelessness in San Francisco and San Jose.
“Google.org is committed to continuing our support for organizations like the Salvation Army to help find solutions to homelessness,” said Adrian Schurr, Bay Area program manager for Google.org, the company’s charitable arm, according to CBS SF.
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The donation from Google was divided between the Salvation Army’s Silicon Valley Community Center in San Jose and its Harbor Light Center in San Francisco.
In a statement about the donation on the Salvation Army Silicon Valley website, San José Councilmember Raul Peralez said:
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As the City of San José looks to provide solutions to this unprecedented housing crisis, it is great to know that organizations such as The Salvation Army and Google are working together to help us. In times like these it will take everyone to recognize their responsibility and work collaboratively in order to end homelessness.
Restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, however, has been condemned by progressives for its donations to the Salvation Army and other Christian organizations. The left claims the Salvation Army is anti-LGBT and, subsequently, Chick-fil-A, whose founder is a devout Christian, has been barred from college campuses, airports, and other venues, because of its donations to Christian organizations.
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In May, the student government at Trinity University, a private, Presbyterian liberal arts college in Texas, voted unanimously to ban Chick-fil-A from its campus.
CBN News reported students adopted a resolution listing Chick-fil-A’s donations to organizations that they claimed dismissed the rights of LGBT individuals.
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According to the resolution, students noted:
Chick-fil-a donated 1.8 million dollars to anti-LGBT+ organizations in 2017, such as the Paul Anderson Youth Home, the Salvation Army, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, according to their most recent available tax return.
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