Coronavirus has caused a global emergency, with people across the world being severely affected. Data from John Hopkins University lists that there have been 367,457 total confirmed cases with 16,113 deaths and 100,879 recoveries. This is a very serious and urgent matter. While most of us can only do our best by staying indoors as much as possible and practicing the correct hygiene guidelines from WHO and the CDC, people with influence and wealth are in a special position to help. Superstar Rihanna knows this and is doing something amazing!
Rihanna’s charitable donation, Clara Lionel Foundation (named after her grandparents) is donating $5 million to coronavirus response efforts.
The foundation announced that the money will be going “to the following organizations to immediately mobilize a broad response working with on-the-ground partners that include Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and others.”
The funds are meant to help with accelerated testing and treatment in countries like Haiti and Malawi, supporting Native communities, protective equipment and diagnostic labs for frontline workers, healthcare worker training, distribution of critical respiratory supplies, local food banks in at-risk and elderly communities, and more!
This donation could be so helpful in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19!
Other celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenneger and Ariana Grande are helping by spreading messages of love and reminding people to wash their hands and stay inside. Other celebrities like Jimmy Fallon and Reese Witherspoon are raising money for children who are out of school to eat lunch.
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