Rihanna Donates $5 Million for the Fight against the Coronavirus through Her Charitable Foundation

Through her charitable organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation named after her grandparents, the pop singer and entrepreneur Rihanna donated $5 million to different organizations on the forefront in the fight against the coronavirus.

According to the official statement by her organization, in the beginning of this year, they could’ve never imagine how they lives would change.

They added that it doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from- the pandemic affects us all.

And, for the most vulnerable in the world, the worst hasn’t yet happened.

Rihanna Donates Money for Relief from Coronavirus

The charity donated the funds to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Partners in Health, the Solidarity Response Fund of the WHO, and to the International Rescue Committee.

The goal of the charity with this donation is to mobilize a wide response working with the partners on-the-ground.

The funds will be directed to local food banks, help speed up the testing processes in Malawi and Haiti, and ensure there’s sufficient protective equipment for the health workers on the forefront of this battle.

Moreover, the money will also help keep the Native communities safe by giving them the necessary resources in the fight against the virus.

Rihanna Helping Those in Need as of 2012 through Her Charity

The Clara Lionel Foundation was launched by the singer back in 2012.

This is a non-profit organization that she named in the honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. Through it, the singer regularly funds education and emergency response programs worldwide.

But, she’s not the only celebrity who’s donated money towards relief from the coronavirus.

Other celebrities like Donatella Versace, Justin Timberlake, and numerous NBA players have donated to assist hospitals, schools, and food banks.

Other foundations pledged significant donations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates and the Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The coronavirus has infected and killed thousands of people across the globe.

Latest John Hopkins University data shows that more than 329,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed globally with more than 14,300 deaths and 97,800 recovered individuals.

Behind Italy and Spain, the US has the most confirmed cases- more than 32,600 currently.

Sources:

CNN

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