GIVING BACK: How Top Celebrities Are Fighting The Deadly Covid-19
March. 25, 2020
In efforts to give back to the community and support those affected by the spread of the deadly coronavirus in these times, several celebrities have stepped up to the platform to make an impact.
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Since the start of the pandemic, several health practitioners have been on the frontlines fighting and over 400,000 cases have been reported. Out of these cases, there have also been deaths reaching almost 20,000.
It is in dire times such as these that humanity is supposed to rise up as one and emerge the winner. Celebrities who have been donating millions to help fight the virus include Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Vanessa Hudgens and fashion icon Donatella Versace.
Rihanna's foundation donated $5 million to various organizations to assist with coronavirus relief efforts. The Clara Lionel Foundation gave the announcement in a statement on Saturday.
"When we first began this year, never could we have imagined how (the coronavirus) would so dramatically alter our lives," the foundation said.
"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."
The foundation donated the money to organizations such as Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the International Rescue Committee, among others.
Justin Timberlake took to his Instagram stories to announce that he will be helping with food distribution services in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.
"This is a crazy time, but remember we're all in it together," he wrote. "Start small and support your local communities by getting food out to those in need."
Vanessa Hudgens also donated to Feeding America. She explained in a post on her Instagram account how it will help those directly affected either by getting sick or by being laid off at work, as well as low-income families.
Donatella Versace is also one of the big names leading the pack in fighting the dreaded virus. The fashion mogul and her daughter Allegra are giving back to her native Italy which has been the second-highest hit only after China.
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She and her daughter will be making a personal donation of 200,000 euros to the intensive care department of San Raffaele hospital in Milan
"Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this disease and to all the doctors and medical staff who have been working heroically non-stop in the past weeks in the effort to take care of our loved ones," she added.
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