Clara Lionel Foundation owned by Rihanna has donated $5 million to help in curbing corona virus, and for preparation and response efforts in the United States and across the globe.
“Clara Lionel Foundation is partnering with those working on the front lines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting and serving relegated communities – helping the less privileged in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for the worst,” the foundation said in a statement.
“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare those communities relegated to the lower limit–those who will be affected the most by this pandemic,” said Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation.
The donation will come in handy for Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee and World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, among others.
In addition, Rihanna and the Clara Lionel Foundation hope to help local food banks serving at-risk communities and the aged in the U.S, hasten testing and care in countries like Haiti and Malawi, provide protective equipment for front line health workers and diagnostic labs and bolster the development of vaccines and other therapies around the world.
The 32 years old singer and her foundation are among many others lending help to their communities as the novel corona virus (COVID-19) continues to spread….