New coronas and disaster response IT companies are moving to support local governments

New coronas and disaster response IT companies are moving to support local governments on August 29 at 1:10 p.m.

In order to lighten the burden on local governments in response to new coronaviruses and disasters, IT companies are moving to provide support, such as introducing a system that allows them to donate money from the app to local governments in units of 1 yen.
Of these, Mercari, which operates the Frima app, will introduce a mechanism from next month that allows users to donate sales money obtained by selling unwanted items on the app to local governments.

It can be used from 1 yen, and the donation destination is planned to increase sequentially, starting from Kamakura City in Kanagawa Prefecture and Seto City in Aichi Prefecture.

With this donation, whether the person who donated like the hometown tax payment can receive the deduction of the tax is divided by the correspondence of the municipality.

On the other hand, Trust Bank, which operates a hometown tax payment site, has begun efforts to support local governments in the event of a disaster.

In the event of a disaster in a local government that has signed a contract in advance, we will provide various support, such as delivering medical supplies and water to evacuation centers, dispatching doctors for life-saving activities, and installing showers that provide water even if water is not available.

As the burden on local governments increases due to the spread of the new coronavirus and the response to disasters, IT companies are starting to provide assistance one after another.