Rihanna's nonprofit organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, has donated $5 million towards Coronavirus response efforts on a global scale.
The pop star's initiative - which she launched in 2012, and named for her grandparents, will be supporting Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and other organizations as they continue to battle the pandemic in the U.S., the Caribbean and Africa.
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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
The funds provided by the Clara Lionel Foundation will go towards local food banks serving the elderly and other at-risk communities in the U.S. protective equipment for healthcare and lab workers; establishing (and maintaining) ICUs; distributing respiratory supplies, testing, care and support for native communities and countries such as Haiti and Malawi, and more.
The Clara Lionel Foundation has focused on health and disaster preparedness since the founding of the organization, especially in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, and these COVID-19 efforts further their mission in the face of this global threat.
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