Rihanna is the latest celebrity to aid in the novel COVID-19 virus. The Fenty Entrepreneur’s foundation (Clara Lionel Foundation) has donated $5million to the response efforts to the affected areas in the United States and around the world.
We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million to @PIH @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @rescueorg @WHO & #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes 📷: @PIH pic.twitter.com/DVfSqw6gQK
— Clara Lionel Fdn (@ClaraLionelFdn) March 21, 2020
The foundation’s ultimate goal is to provide equipment for frontline health workers and to help local food banks for low-income communities.
The hefty donation will benefit the following foundations: Feeding America, Direct Relief, and Partners In Health.
“CLF is supporting on the ground partners working on the frontlines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting and serving marginalized communities- helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to come”, stated the foundation’s spokesperson.