But That’s Not All – Rihanna Donated $5 Million To Corona Virus Relief

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Earlier we shared a tweet that celebrated Rihanna’s $700K donation of ventilators to her home country of Barbados, well that’s not all she did. Rihanna has also donated $5 Million around the world through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

According to Forbes the donation will benefit on-the-ground partners including Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the International Rescue Committee.

Funds will support local food banks serving at-risk communities in the U.S., the acceleration of testing and care in countries like Haiti and Malawi, and the mobilization of resources and support for Native Communities.

The donation will also help provide protective equipment for health workers and diagnostic labs, help establish and maintain intensive care units, and accelerate the development of vaccines and other therapies. Healthcare worker training, virus prevention and containment in countries on the front lines of the COVID-19 response will receive funding as well, the organization 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 group wrote in a statement. “Protecting our front line health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it FAST. The time to act is now.”

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