#Coronavirus: Beyonce donates 6 million dollars to help fight COVID-19
The mother of three, through her charity initiative, BeyGOOD, partnered with Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey’s #Startsmall in donating $6 million to aid organizations that provide mental wellness services.
The recipients include health facilities supported by the UCLA, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (particularly in New York, Houston, New Orleans, and Detroit), the United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Mathew 25, and more.
Following the outbreak of the virus, many groups have been created to help small businesses, scientific research, and child welfare—both locally and nationally. Beyonce, however, is focusing on communities in metropolises that have been especially hit hard.
“In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis,” read a statement released by Beyoncé’s representatives.
Her act of generosity follows other celebrities who have pledged substantial monetary aid which includes her husband, Jay-Z, as well as Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Dorsey, who sparked these charitable efforts with his $1 billion donations. Like Beyoncé, all are committed to helping those in need during this trying time.