Fallout and Elder Scrolls company Bethesda is making a substantial donation to the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts. The company is donating a total of $1 million to multiple charities, including Direct Relief and UNICEF.
“With the impact of this health crisis being so great and widespread, we want to help by donating to an array of international and local charities which are directly involved with COVID-19 relief efforts,” the company said in a news release.
$500,000 will be given to the Direct Relief charity, which, among other things, provides protective equipment for healthcare workers. $250,000 will go to UNICEF, which provides humanitarian aid around the globe. And another $250,000 will be given to charities that are local to Bethesda’s various studios. “These recipients will be chosen by our individual studios and international offices. This way we can support worthy charities fighting COVID-19 in our local communities across the world,” the company said.
In conjunction with the seven-figure donation, Bethesda has launched a new campaign called “Bethesda At Home.” As part of this, developers will stream games from their home offices, and encourage viewers to donate to charities. These streams will take place on Bethesda’s Twitch channel.
“Whether it’s playing games, watching streams, or however you’re choosing to stay active during these challenging times, we encourage you to find ways to stay connected to others while we continue to observe social distancing guidelines in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy,” Bethesda said.
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