The health emergency caused by the new coronavirus covid-19 has fostered a variety of initiatives on the part of stars of film, music and television. A sample of this is what lived in Spain with the movement #YoMeCorono, driven to support research and the development of the vaccine against the pandemic, and that has been supported with donations from figures such as the singer Joan Manuel Serrat and the actor Álvaro Mount (The house of paper).
For its part, the united States has focused on the purchase of medical supplies and donations to food banks, thanks to the contributions made by artists such as the singer Rihanna, who donated $5 million dollars through his foundation for organizations seeking to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic, and the research of a vaccine.
According to the magazine Rolling Stonerapper Jay Z joined the group of celebrities who have given their grain of sand in the care of this emergency, so that provided $2 million dollars, through its foundations, for those affected in New York and Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga has also put their efforts in these cities, by donating part of the proceeds of Haus Labs, your store of cosmetics, food banks in both cities In the meantime, Justin Timberlake delivered to the Food Bank Mid-South Memphis, his native city, helps low-income families.
Another performer who has joined this cause it is Justin Bieber, who through their social networks, announced a contribution of $29,000 dollars to the Charitable Foundation Beijing Chunmiao, which helps children in China. This donation is in addition the of the singer Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, donated a million lunches to those affected by the healthcare crisis in Seattle.
The member of the group, BTS, Suga, contributed more than $of 164,000 dollars for the fight against the coronavirus in South Korea, while the heirs of Michael Jackson did the same, so they donated $300,000 dollars to the victims of the pandemic. The interpreter of country, Dolly Parton, donated $1 million dollars for research on the covid-19 performed by the Hospital Vanderbilt, in Nashville.
The Latin representation has been led by the puerto rican Ricky Martin, who organized a collection in their various social networks, and whose funds will be used to buy medical supplies.
The singer Pink, who announced that she and her son had the virus, contributed $500,000 to the fund opened by the mayor of Los Angeles for the fight against the disease, in addition to another $500,000 to the hospital where he worked for his mother for 18 years in Philadelphia. Also, Elton John handed over $1 million dollars to protect the covid-19 people living with HIV , while Bruno Mars co-operated with the same figure to help workers who have lost their jobs.
Madonna donated $1 million dollars to the foundation of Bill Gates and his wife, which explores the creation of a vaccine. The band The Killers announced that the profits from their upcoming tour to iran aimed at charitable organizations of every one of the cities that you will visit, and the singer Selena Gomez will donate part of that raise your disk Rare the relief Fund PLUS1 COVID-19, to support to musicians and industry workers who have been affected.
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Actress Vanessa Hudgens made a contribution to the food bank Feeding America, and so did his colleagues Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who gave $1 million dollars to that organization and its pair located in Canada. In addition, the actor ceded the 30% of the sale of its geneva, which has the name Aviation, to support staff unemployed.
Another couple that was expressed was that of actor George Clooney and his wife, attorney Amal Ramzi, who handed over $1 million dollars to various entities, among them The Motion Picture and Television, that provides assistance to people in the middle and that have limited resources. The couple also appropriated $300,000, and the Food Bank of Lebanon and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
In that same line, the protagonists of the series Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, announced they awarded the 30% of the profits derived by the liquor mezcal, Two Men, to waiters who have not been able to work. Angelina Jolie donated $1 million dollars to an organization that helps children in need, while the director of the film winner of the Oscar Parasite, Bong Joon-ho, donated more than $of 164,000 dollars in support of the fight against the virus in his country, South Korea.
Arnold Schwarzenegger made a donation of $1 million to provide medical equipment. Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Apple, together with the Ford foundation, launched the fund for America’s Food, with a total of $12 million dollars to help those americans most vulnerable to the pandemic.
Through its foundation, Community Organized Relief Effort, the actor Sean Penn, opened a testing center of coronavirus in Los Angeles, that will support all people, regardless of their immigration status, according to according to The Hollywood Reporter.