THE new coronavirus, a disease considered a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization), has already been located in more than 115 countries on the globe. Check out who are famous who made donations to combat the Covid-19 in the world.
Coronavirus: See celebrities who are contributing to the cause
Xuxa, the most beloved presenter among the short ones, announced last Friday (20) that she would make a donation of R $ 1 million to the Ministry of Health through her company “Espaço Laser”. The donation will be a portion of the company’s earnings for the past two months, assigned to SUS for the containment of Covid-19.
Through her Twitter account, humorist Tatá Werneck asked her influential friends to donate as help to those who do not have access to basic hygiene items during the crisis. The comedian bought gel alcohol in large quantities and will donate the bottles to needy communities in Rio de Janeiro.
Friends, privileged people: WE NEED TO DONATE TO COMMUNITIES! WE NEED! IT IS OUR OBLIGATION! Choose a community social project. Donate alcohol gel, basic baskets and soap. Guide these projects to organize in a way that does not generate agglomeration ”
She said on her Twitter
The singer revealed to fans through her social networks which entities she is helping financially, including Opportunity Fund, Give Directly, Feeding America, Croce Rossa Italiana and the World Health Organization solidarity response fund. The pop muse also asked help from fans during the pandemic to stay at home and, for those who can afford it, contribute to the cause through donations.
One of the celebrities who also donated to the cause is actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The artist announced that his NGO, After-School All-Stars, would provide meals for families affected by school closings. Then, shortly after the actor’s statement, the company TikTok announced that it would donate millions of dollars to the NGO, aiming to help families that are starving due to the pandemic.
The Clara Lionel Foundation, created by singer Rihanna in 2012, revealed through a publication on Instagram that it donated US $ 5 million, which adds up to around R $ 25.6 million, to help fight the new coronavirus. The money was directed to the World Health Organization and to some other groups that help with food and medical treatment for people in need.
As one of the first big names to contribute to the cause, Justin Bieber announced in February that he would make a donation to China to help fight Covid-19. The singer made a donation to the Beijing Chun Xiao Children NGO, which focuses on helping children during the pandemic. The donated amount was not disclosed.
The singer owns a beauty line called Haus Labs and announced on Instagram from her company that she will donate 20% of her sales over the past few days to local food banks in LA and NY to help people who are starving in the U.S. due to the pandemic.
The pop singer told his followers on Twitter that I give an undisclosed amount of money to Mid-South Foodbank, which is part of Feeding America, to donate food to people living in Memphis, Tennessee. On social media, Justin Timberlake encouraged his fans to support local communities as they can.
The South Korean singer from the BTS group donated the equivalent of R $ 840,000 to the Hope Bridge institution, South Korea’s National Disaster Assistance Association, which is helping a lot in the fight against the new coronavirus. After Suga’s attitude, more than 450 BTS group fans also donated to the institutions.