Ripple Crypto Community Donates 21,000+ XRP to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Using Coil and Tip Bot
Crypto Community Band Together to Raise Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
It is undeniable that news sources today are littered with disheartening news. The cynicism and lack of humanity have been bemoaned by many in the digital age. Thus to hear of an incredible individual effort to raise funds for a good cause is nothing less than the feel of the warm sun on a cold winter morning. It seems a generous crypto community, working via the social media platform, Twitter has raised over 21000 in Ripple (XRP) for the St. Jude Children's hospital.
One Twitter user @KingBlue_XRP started a cryptocurrency donation drive for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In a recent comment, this unknown benefactor has gushed about the large-heartedness of the niche community, that has helped him in his mission. He said
Started the StJude Project 6/27/18 and in just 4 short months we have broken 21,000 XRP donated and $2,665 in US Cash, new goal 25K XRP…
What an amazing community everyone has been so incredibly supportive..
— KB – 😇🐰❤️🇺🇸 – MAGA (@kingblue_XRP) October 31, 2018
For those who might be unaware of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is a widely renowned hospital focussed on advanced care for sick children. Their main focus is towards researching cures and prevention measures for debilitating diseases. Founded in 1962, by Danny Thomas, the hospital has been run with the same single intent that he had, a child should have access to care and treatment regardless of race, religion or the financial ability of the family.
The hospital which has its headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee has kept that as their guiding principle throughout, while furthering pediatric treatment and research. As a result of their research efforts, the overall childhood cancer survival rate has shot up from about 20% to over 80 %, today. All the while the hospital never asks the family to pay for insurance co-pays or deductibles.
The hospital says they don't intend to deviate from that as it has always been supported by generous donors. In a message of gratitude from St. Jude, the hospital thanked their supporter and acknowledged his hard work. They also commented on the need to set up a mechanism to be able to collect crypto-based donations from such generous givers. The official Twitter account posted
@KingBlue_XRP Thank you for your unique effort to collect XRP for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! We are in the process of setting up mechanisms to collect XRP and other crypto currencies from you and likeminded generous givers. Stay tuned!!
— St. Jude (@StJude) August 20, 2018
A look at Twitter shows the actual numbers of the micro-donation drive for the hospital to be:
— KingBlue (@kingblue_XRP) October 31, 2018
With the next target already set at 25000XRP, it is heartening to see the positive response to a worthy cause.
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