Airbnb Co-Founder and Chairman of Airbnb.org, Joe Gebbia committed to matching donations up to $1 million to provide lifesaving aid, protection and hope for displaced families from Ukraine. Gebbia is a member of USA for UNHCR’s Advisory Council, which is comprised of influential business leaders and philanthropists who are advising USA for UNHCR on new strategies, tactics and connections for breakthrough solutions and resources to address the global refugee crisis.
The announcement came after Airbnb.org, Gebbia’s brainchild non-profit, said it would offer free, short-term housing to up to 100,000 refugees fleeing Ukraine. “This is time to step up. I’ll match anyone’s donation who joins me. The people of Ukraine have our compassion and need our action, which is why I’m personally supporting USA for UNHCR and their ground relief efforts alongside all of the work we’re doing at Airbnb and Airbnb.org,” said Gebbia.