Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation donates $5M to Coronavirus response efforts

Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation donates $5M to Coronavirus response efforts

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 22/03/2020
Rihanna attends The Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall on Dec. 2, 2019 in London. [Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage]

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.

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.

[Source: Billboard]

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