A new Humble Bundle raises over $4 million for several organisations fighting President Trump’s travel ban. The Humble ‘Freedom’ Bundle aims to raise money for three different groups and includes over $600 worth of video games.
Humble is just the latest gaming company to try and raise money for civil rights with Insomniac Games recently encouraging donations in the face of political unrest.
Humble Freedom Bundle Raises Over $4 Million
The Humble Freedom Bundle went live earlier this week and has already raised over $4 million, with Humble also pledging to match donations up to $300,000. Over 125,000 people have purchased the bundle which is available for $30 (though people can choose to pay higher), and includes just under 50 books and games.
Just some of the games included are Stardew Valley, The Witness, Invisible, Inc., 2064: Read Only Memories, Song of the Deep, Mini Metro and Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Humble put together the list with “an amazing group of developers and authors to take a stand for freedom.”
Many of the developers whose games feature in the bundle are those who have publicly spoken against President Trump’s discriminatory travel ban. On the bundle page Humble takes its own stand, saying that “We humbly remember that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we proudly stand with developers, authors, and charities that champion liberty and justice for all.”
— Humble Bundle (@humble) February 14, 2017
100% of the money will go to the following charities: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Doctors Without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontieres) and the International Rescue Committee. These organisations provide legal assistance, campaign for civil rights and offer support and medical help for immigrants and refugees. All three have also voiced their concern with Trump’s travel ban and that money will no doubt go a long way towards helping them continue their work.
$4 million is no small figure and it’s especially impressive to see how fast the money was raised. It took just four and a half hours for Humble to reach its $300,000 goal, with $3 million being raised in just 24 hours. With the Freedom Bundle still on sale until February and with more titles possibly being added soon, the final total could even be much higher.