Rihanna adds to the list of celebrities who have contributed with their pledges to curb the crisis Covid-19. The singer has donated, through his NGO Foundation, Clara Lionel, five millions of dollars, all with the goal of supporting “the food banks that are working with communities at risk of hiv infection and with older persons” in the united States, but also to “speed up tests and treatments in countries such as Haiti or Malawi”.
This organization was founded by Rihanna in 2012 in honor of her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, and allocates funds to education and the situations of people in crisis around the world. But, on this occasion, also invest in sanitary equipment, with which the workers may protect themselves, and the distribution of respiratory equipment, for the sick.
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“When we started this year, we could never have imagined how Covid-19 would alter so dramatically in our lives. It doesn’t matter who or where it is, this pandemic will affect us all. And for the most vulnerable in the world, worse may be to come,” the press release explains the Clara Lionel Foundation.
Rihanna explained in the press release that the money will also provide for maintenance of the Icus and the acceleration in the research of the vaccine in different centers located all over the world.
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Other celebrities that have donated are Bill Gates and Melinda, the singer and actor Justin Timberlake,and designer Donatella Versace, the entrepreneur, Italian Chiara Ferragni and her husband, the rapper Fedez, among others.
Since the crisis broke out, the coronavirus around the world, some well-known personalities have used their influence in the social networks to promote awareness of the dangers of a massive propagation. The hashtag #YoMeQuedoEnCasa -translated to all languages – has become the main motto of all campaigns.
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