Stephen Curry, Justin Bieber, and More Celebrities Donating Money to Coronavirus Relief Efforts
The coronavirus has affected people’s health all over the world. However, society has also been hit as several governments have requested self-quarantine for their citizens.
Things in the US are no different, and several social events have been canceled or suspended, including the NBA, NFL, MLB, concerts, and even the production of films and TV shows.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation committed at least $105 million.
While these actions were taken to prevent that the COVID-19 spread, several workers and students, who rely on their jobs/meals at school, will have a hard time for as long as the quarantine stands.
For that reason, some of our favorite celebrities have decided to help by sharing information about good personal hygiene habits and even donating money.
AYESHA AND STEPHEN CURRY
The NBA star and his cookbook author wife shared a video on Instagram on March 13, announcing that they supported the decision of closing schools in Oakland but were also concerned about childhood hunger as over 18,000 students relied on their school for food.
For that reason, they decided to make a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and the Feeding America network through their Eat, Learn, Play Foundation.
KEALIA OHAI AND JJ WATT
Sports journalist Adam Schefter revealed on Twitter that NFL player JJ Watt and his wife, professional soccer player Kealia Ohai, would also give back to the society by donating $350,000 to the Houston Food Bank.
Through their donation, more than one million meals will be provided to the people who need them the most during such a difficult time.
The Canadian singer took action earlier than the Watts, the Currys, and many other celebrities as he posted a clip in mid-February announcing that he had made a donation to support China.
For the caption, Justin pointed out that he stood for Chinese citizens and that, in such times, all people should be “there” for each other.
The Utah Jazz player, who made headlines after making fun of the coronavirus and then being tested positive, also donated $500,000 to support the employee relief fund at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
His money also went to COVID-related services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City, and his native country of France, as the NBA reported.
SUGA FROM BTS, AND “PARASITE” DIRECTOR BONG JOON-HO
Both celebrities were born in Daegu, South Korea, one of the cities that have been affected the most due to the coronavirus. Each of them donated more than $82,000 to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association.
Together, they gave away more than $164,000 that is expected to be used to buy and distribute face masks and hand sanitizers to people who need them. “Parasite” actor Song Kang Ho also donated about $82,000.
MORE NBA PLAYERS
Other NBA players like Kevin Love and Blake Griffin have also donated money to help fight the situations that arose due to the coronavirus. In the case of the Cleveland Cavs star, he gave away $100,000 to support the staff of the arena where his team plays.
Blake Griffin, who plays for the Detroit Pistons, was also willing to donate $100,000 to compensate the workers of Little Caesars Arena, where his team plays their home games.
EFFORTS FROM OTHER CELEBRITIES
The former NSYNC singer announced on his Instagram Story that he would donate to the Mid-South Food Bank in his hometown of Memphis.
In Donatella’s case, she and her daughter Allegra gave away 200,000 euro to the Intensive Care Department of San Raffaele hospital in Milan, Italy.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on the other hand, committed at least $125 million to improve detection, isolation, and treatment efforts, especially in at-risk areas around the globe.
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