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Corona Pandemic: From feeding the hungry to donating funds, Hollywood actors and musicians extend help

Celebrities of Hollywood and Music world are giving back to those affected by the coronavirus outbreak, by raising funds and donations
by Rajeshwari Jagtap | March 30, 2020 10:12 IST
Corona Pandemic: From feeding the hungry to donating funds, Hollywood actors and musicians extend help

Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Bieber was among the first to extend help. The Yummy hitmaker donated $29,000 donation to the Beijing Chunmiao Charity Foundation. This donation is to help children affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

 
Rihanna On Sunday (March 23), American singer-actor Rihanna's trust, Clara Lionel Foundation, announced that it is donating $5 million towards relief efforts for the novel coronavirus pandemic. Contributions forwarded are for testings related to the disease, food banks, and purchasing protective equipment to donate to hospitals.
 
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively Hollywood star couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated $1 million to help older adults and low income families. The funds will split between two organisations, Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
 
Jimmy Fallon & Vanessa Hudgens Actor-comedian Jimmy Fallon and actress Vanessa Hudgens, have made donations to Feeding America. They are also requesting others to do their bit.
 
Lady Gaga Pop star Lady Gaga's makeup brand will donate 20% of it's last week profits to food banks in Los Angeles and New York. This is "in order to get food to those affected by the closing of schools and other places that offer this critical resource".
 
Justin Timberlake Actor and singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake tweeted that he is donating (an undisclosed amount) to a Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis, Tennessee. Which is his hometown.
 
Bong Joon-Ho & Suga Parasite director Bong Joon-Ho and BTS member Suga, have each donated more than $82,000 to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association. These funds are reportedly used for the distribution of masks and sanitizers.
 
Donatella Versace and Allegra Making a personal donation of 200,000 euros to the intensive care department of a hospital in Milan, Italy, fashion Mogul Donatella Versace and Allegra have contributed to the relief work in their native place which is hit hard by the pandemic.
 
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley Musician Brad Paisley, who owns a grocery store in Nashville along with actor wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, opened the store for the senior citizens and delivered groceries to "one of the most vulnerable populations" for free.
 
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