Rihanna has donated personal protective equipment to New York medical professionals.
The “Work” hitmaker has offered assistance to the state, which has a high number of COVID-19 cases, leading to hospitals and workers being stretched for supplies.
In a tweet, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote: “I want to thank @rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State. We’re so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up.”
Rihanna’s name was also included in a list of donors published on the governor’s official website alongside other companies that had donated items such as hand sanitizer, face masks, mattresses and linens for field hospitals, and hotels offering free accommodation to medical workers.
Cuomo wrote on his website: “New York is fighting a war against this virus and we need all the help we can get.
“The generosity of these companies, organizations and individuals — and many others coming forward every day to offer support — will play a critical role in our mission to bolster our hospital surge capacity, support frontline workers and get people the help they need.
“On behalf of the family of New York, I am deeply grateful for their generosity. We will get through this difficult time together, with the kindness, strength and tenacity that New York is known for.”
Details of Rihanna’s New York donation came a few days after the “We Found Love” singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced it will give $5 million to help fight COVID-19 and help those on the frontline as the world fights the disease.
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