Published:  12:25 AM, 24 March 2020

Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts

Rihanna donates $5 million to relief efforts

Rihanna joined the growing list of celebrities trying to help fight coronavirus pandemic. Her nonprofit organization -- Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) -- has donated $5 million to aid coronavirus prevention, preparation and response efforts in the United States and across the globe.

The pop star's initiative, which was founded in 2012 in honor of 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 as they continue to battle the pandemic in the US.  the Caribbean and Africa, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

On Saturday, Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, said in a statement: "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 CLF provided funds will go toward local food banks serving the elderly and other at-risk communities in the US, 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.

---AP



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