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Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $5 Million To Help Fight The Coronavirus

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation has donated $5 million to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement on the foundation’s website, the $5 million will go to supporting local food banks serving at-risk communities and the elderly in the United States, acceleration of testing and care in countries like Haiti and Malawi, the mobilization of resources and additional capacity and support for Native communities, protective equipment for frontline health workers and diagnostic labs, the establishment and maintenance of intensive care units, and acceleration of the development of vaccines and other therapies across the globe, healthcare worker training, virus prevention and containment in countries that will be on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, and the distribution of critical respiratory supplies. 

“We know that one of the most powerful weapons we have against COVID-19 is preparedness,” the statement read.

The Clara Lionel Foundation will work with several charities including Direct Relief, Feeding America and the World Health Organization.

The foundation was started in 2012 by Rihanna in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

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