The deadly coronavirus has affected more than 150 countries since it was first discovered in Wuhan China. Countries including Italy, South Korea, Iran, Spain, UK and United States are badly affected by this virus.
The fear of this virus placed major cities in lockdown and had a great impact on low income families and elderly. Deaths due to coronavirus have soared across the globe and the major live events including TV productions movie releases and sports events havebeen cancelled.
Amidst the crisis celebrities and other influential people are joining hands to help people in variety of ways. They are using their businesses, talent and big heart and make million of dollars donation for coronavirus for fighting against pandemic.
Famous People Donating to Fight Coronavirus
Here are some celebrities, athletes and influentials making positive impact giving back to those who are in need.
Pop Star Rihanna
Pop Star Rihanna’s non-profitable Clara Lionel Foundation has donated $5 million towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This foundation was founded in 2012. It supports education and emergency response around the world.
According to statement released by foundation the donated money goes directly to charity including Feeding America, Parents in Health and World Health Organization COVID-19 community and International Rescue Committee. The organization’s fund also goes to risk-communities across Africa accelerating test and care in countries like Haiti and Malawi.
Ryan Ronald and Wife Blake Lively
Deadpool actor Rayan Reynold and his wife Blake Lively have reportedly donated $1 million which will be split equally between food banks in America and Canada to feed those who are affected by coronavirus. The actor announced this news on his instagram and urged people to join hands.
Blake Lively also shared this news on her Instagram too and encouraged others to donate if they could. She also advised to stay connected with their family and friends via Skype, Face Time and videos.
Singer Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s beauty line Haus Lab’s donated 20% of its sales from the last week to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York. This news was announced on Haus Lab’s official social media accounts.
Singer Ciara Husband Russell Wilson
Singer Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson who is NFL star reportedly donated 1 million meals via non-profit Seattle Food Lifeline that provides food in the area of Seattle. Seattle is the home of couple and was hit so hard by coronavirus pandemic so far. This news is revealed by the couple on Ciara’s instagram
Italian Fashion Designer Donatella Versace and Her Daughter Allegra
Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace Beck donated 200,000 euros in order to assist in shortage of supply to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital. Designer shared this news on her instagramand encouraged her followers that it wasthe time to join hands and support those who wereonfrontline and saving hundreds of life.
NBA star Zion Williamson
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson announced on her instagram to support and cover up the salaries of workers of Smoothie King Center. He made this decision after the NBA announced that all the games had been cancelled for the rest of season and employees would lose their wages.
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love stepped out to help the stadium staffs that will struggle over the game cancel. He will donate $100,000 to the Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Field House foundation; they will help arena workers and staff. He announced it on his instagram.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian
Delta Air Line Chief Executive Ed Bastian said in a letter to his employees that he will give up his salary for six months to avoid potential layoff due to COVID-19.
Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates
The co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates’s foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $20 million to US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This agency will help frontline fighters detect and treat the coronavirus.
Another $20 million will go to the risk-prone poor countries in Africa and Asia.
Jack Ma’s Foundation
Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation has reportedly donated 1.8 million masks, 210,000 COVID-19 test kits and 36,000 pieces of protective clothing, as well as ventilators and forehead thermometers to 10 more countries in Asia, according to a statement.