Rihanna also made a major donation of $5 million through her Clara Lionel Foundation.
The donation will provide critical respiratory supplies, protective equipment for frontline health workers, food for local food banks across the United States and more.
The foundation’s website made this statement: “When we first began this year, never could we have imagined how COVID-19 would so dramatically alter our lives. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, this pandemic will affect us all. And for the world’s most vulnerable, the worst may be yet to come.”
The donation will be disbursed to several organizations fighting the global health crisis, including Feeding America, Direct Relief, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the International Rescue Committee and others.