List Of Celebrities Who Donated To The Coronavirus Pandemic
The first year of the new decade rages on with yet another potentially world-ending event, from the tensions between the middle east and the USA, almost starting a third world war to the bushfires in Australia, the Coronavirus pandemic is possibly the worst disease to hit humanity in recent times.
Bruno Mars has donated $1 million to the MGM Resorts Foundation; he wished to help MGM employees affected by the lack of work during the quarantine and the Coronavirus.
Similarly, NFL star Drew Brees and his wife Brittany donated $5 million to the state of Louisiana. They also provided 10,000 meals per day via Second Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, Walk-Ons, Jimmy Johns, Smalls Sliders, and Waitr.
Ace tennis player and 20 Grand Slam singles winner Roger Federer has also pledged a million Swiss Francs ($1,046,090) to the Coronavirus.
The Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has also donated $1 million to the Frontline Responders Fund. The former governor of California is addressing the shortage of medical supplies and PPEs.
Actress and socialite Gwyneth Paltrow has also donated $100,000 to the same charity as Schwarzenegger.
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto also received a donation from singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes.
Nina Dobrev gave $10,000 to the BStrong and the Global Empowerment Foundation.
Using social media as a too, Jamie Lynn Spears and Britney Spears started the #Doyourpartchallenge. The social media challenge has gotten thousands of responses and has also gathered substantial financial contributions.
LA Regional Food Bank has also received a donation from Eva Mendes. She made the announcement via an Instagram post.
Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet also donated 200,000 meals to Harvesters Community Food Network in his home state of Missouri.
Influencers like Chiara Ferragni have also joined the fight against the pandemic and donated 100,000 Euros ($110,776.50). She donated the sum to a GoFundMe campaign, which has since raised over 4,000,000 Euros ($4,427,880).
The lockdown has affected businesses like bars extensively, and the day to day business of these places has affected the employees extensively. Taking this into consideration, Dierks Bentley has donated $1000 to each of his 90 employees at his bar.
NBA superstar Stephen Curry and his wife also donated money to Feeding America, helping address the food issue caused by the shutdown of schools as many students depend upon their schools for 2+ meals a day.
Another athlete to donate to the cause is Zion Williamson, who has pledged to cover the 30-day salary of Smoothie King Center employees as the shopping center closes.
Old Town Road singer Lil Nas X also started an online campaign to help people in need by sending them money for supplies.
Baseball star Freddie Freeman also donated $125,000 in total. He split the donation $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, $50,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.
Soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović also started a GoFundMe campaign, which has raised over 1 million euros ($1.07 million) to be donated to the Humanitas Research Hospital.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan also did not hesitate to donate. Kim and Kylie both donated $1 million each. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively also donated $400k to the virus relief.
Bollywood has also stepped in, and Akshay Kumar also donated ₹25 Crore ($3,315,320) to the cause.
Steps To Be Followed During The Pandemic
The WHO has outlined a strict procedure to wash your hands and not touch the face in a bid to protect yourself from contracting the virus. In addition to this, staying home and maintaining social distance is also one of the biggest steps to prevent further spreading of the virus.
As of March 31, 2020, the total confirmed cases had reached more than 785,825 cases, and over 37,000 people have died. The USA is the worst affected in terms of total cases with over 164,266 cases. Italy has seen the biggest number of deaths with over 11,591 deaths.