The Clara Lionel Foundation that was started in the year 2012 by Rihanna in honor of her grandparents has come forward to donate $5M to help the world countries in times of the Corona pandemic. Organizations such as Direct Relief, Partners in Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, and the WHO are to be benefitted from the funds.
Rihanna's Foundation Donates $5 Million to Aid Global Coronavirus Response https://t.co/4MnWLHI960
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We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million in grants to @PartnersInHealth @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @RescueOrg @WHO and #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple countries and regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes 📷: Partners in Health
“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities – those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” the foundation’s executive director Justine Lucas said in a statement. The funds allotted by the CLF are said to serve food banks, and for the medical treatment in order to cure people affected by the virus. “Protecting our frontline health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it fast, and the time to act is now”, he added.