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Rihanna donates $5M to coronavirus relief through Clara Lionel foundation

Rihanna had contributed $5 million towards coronavirus relief efforts through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF).

The 32-year-old singer’s foundation announced the contribution to their Twitter account on Saturday.

 

“We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million to @PIH @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @rescueorg @WHO & #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes,” the foundation wrote.

 

Rihanna founded the nonprofit organization in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara, and Lionel Braithwaite. Their mission to support and fund “groundbreaking and effective education, health and emergency response programs around the world.”

CLF Executive Director Justine Lucas discussed the monumental importance of Rihanna’s pledge to TMZ.

 

“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,” she told the outlet.

 

Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball also supports the organization.

The singer’s donations will aid organizations that help support communities with protective gear, medical supplies, and equipment, along with funding for food banks across the world.

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