Leonardo DiCaprio and Oprah Winfrey donated millions of dollars to fight the crisis of the coronavirus


The crisis of the coronavirus continues to hit all over the world, paralyzing almost completely many sectors of the economy. In Spain, for example, has closed the month of march with the worst data of unemployment history. In the united States there are also many, many people at risk. Therefore, several companies and influential personalities have come together to create America’s Food Fund, and to help those most affected by this crisis.

Leonardo DiCaprio

This foundation, supported by GoFundMe has been created to help agencies such as the World Central Kitchen (founded by chef José Andrés) and Feeding America to have access to food for continue giving food to the sectors of the population most affectedas children who depend on aid to school canteens, old people, families at risk and unemployed. Anyone can contribute in the crowdfunding.

The initiative has counted with the initial donations of Leonardo DiCaprio, who has put $ 5 million, Oprah Winfrey, who has put a million dollars to the foundation and is helping to publicize it in their program Apple TV+, in addition to donate another $ 9 million to other organizations; the Apple itself, the Ford Foundation and the businesswoman Laurene Powell Jobs. In total, America’s Food Fund has started with $ 12 million.

Lifeline for the entertainment industry

For its part, Sony has created your own fund against the COVID-19. The Sony Global Relief Fund will allocate $ 100 million to children, educators, staff in the front line against the virus and the entertainment industry. This last is also getting support from Netflix (also has allocated $ 100 million to workers affected), Warner Media (more than 100 million dollars to workers of productions decommissioned) and Facebook, which will help with $ 100 million to small businesses in more than 30 countries, in addition to maintaining its commitment to address the issue of the fake news on its platform. Sony has also created a program for its employees in any part of the world can collaborate with donations if they so wish. Any help to a crisis of this size is vital.