Rihanna and her foundation the Clara Lionel Foundation partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey by donating $4 million to help aid domestic violence victims during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
During the pandemic, the domestic violence rates spiked to an all-time high throughout the United States. Along with the closing of schools, restaurants, and several jobs, advocates say it makes victims hard to seek assistance.
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We’re joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack today by co-funding a $4.2 million grant to the #MayorsFundforLA to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order. These funds will provide 10 weeks of support including shelter, meals and counseling for individuals and their children suffering from domestic violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise. #startsmall #CLF
The Clara Lionel Foundation released a statement on Instagram stating, “We’re joining forces with Twitter/ Square CEO @Jack today by co-founding a $4.2 million grant to the Mayors Fund LA to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order”.
Rihanna also donated a total of $5 million relief funds to aid COVID research and also supplies to health care workers.