Rihanna donated $5 million to fight the coronavirus pandemic

Rihanna donated $5 million to fight the coronavirus pandemic.(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bergdorf Goodma)

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

The 32-year-old artist is the latest among a number of celebrities, including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Ciara and Russell Wilson and others, to step up amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The $5 million will go to food banks serving at-risk communities, testing resources in underprivileged countries, protective equipment and training for health workers and distribution of respiratory supplies, according to a statement on the foundation’s website.

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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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