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Rihanna’s non-profit Clara Lionel Foundation donates S$7.25 million towards COVID-19 response

“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities – those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” said Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, in a statement.

Rihanna’s non-profit Clara Lionel Foundation donates S$7.25 million towards COVID-19 response

(Photo: AFP/Robin L Marshall)

Rihanna’s nonprofit organisation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, announced yesterday (Mar 21) that it would donate US$5 million (S$7.25 million) towards coronavirus response to help the needs of families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The foundation said that the donation would go toward groups including Direct Relief, Feeding America, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Partners in Health, the International Rescue Committee and others.

The money will be used towards providing protective equipment and training for health workers, supporting US food banks for at-risk communities, establishing intensive care units and distributing respiratory supplies, accelerating testing and care in places including like Haiti and Malawi and boosting efforts to create vaccines and other therapies to deal with the new coronavirus.

“Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities – those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” said Justine Lucas, Executive Director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, in a statement.

Rihanna started the foundation in 2012 and named it after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.

 

 

Source: CNA/yy

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