Amidst of Coronavirus Outbreak,the Star Singer Rihanna’s who is also member of Clara Lionerl Foundation has announced on Saturday that
they will be donation $5 Million among multiple organizations,which includes Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, along with
the International Rescue Committee, among others.
The foundation released a statement stating it will donate money because “the worst may be yet to come.”
The statement said: “When we first began this year, never could we have imagined how COVID-19 would so dramatically alter our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, this pandemic will affect us all. And for the world’s most vulnerable, the worst may be yet to come.”
“We know that one of the most powerful weapons we have against COVID-19 is preparedness. Protecting our frontline health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it FAST. The time to act is now.”
Where the money to be spent
According to the reports of Entertainment Weekly, the donations will
go to help local food banks across the country, and provide testing and
care unites for Haiti and Malawi. It is also going to fund equipment and training for health care workers.
Big Corporate Names Allied to fight Against Coronavirus
Apart from the singing celeb Rihanna,Corporate Big names have allied together to fight with COVID-19 and has raised huge amount of funding
in various ways.
Starting with Microsoft CEO Bill Gates and the the second-richest person
in China Jack Ma Alibaba Founder took the needed step,while the former one committed $100 million through his foundation Bill and Melinda
Gates and the later one decided to donate $14 million from his foundation and also 5,00,000 testing kits and $1 million face masks has been shipped
While on the other side India’s Big Giants,Mukesh Ambani pledged to donate Rs 5 crore to Maharashtra government’s relief fund,and his
industry Reliance Foundation has geared up for the quick production
of face masks and safety suits for the workers of the country.
The other Big Name Anand Mahindra has come up to start manufacturing of ventilators,looking at the need of it in the hospitals.