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Kelly Ripa & Husband Mark Consuelos Donate $1M to Fund Relief Efforts for Coronavirus Pandemic

Lois Oladejo
Mar 21, 2020
01:00 P.M.
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Showbiz stars, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have joined forces in helping the public with relief materials amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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While most celebrities and the public at large have decided to stay confined in the safe walls of their respective homes, some stars have pulled their weights in helping fans and the general public in these times.

TV host, Kelly Ripa, and her Hollywood star spouse, Mark Consuelos, have taken steps to help and contribute their quota to curbing the coronavirus outbreak.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 2019 TrevorLIVE New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on June 17, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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DONATIONS FROM THE COUPLE 

According to a source who exclusively opened up to People, Mark, and the "Live! With Kelly and Ryan," co-host contributed a whopping sum of $1million in a bid to help the masses.

The insider further revealed that part of the money would go a long way in assisting the New York government in providing ventilators and in helping WIN, an organization that shelters women.

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COVID-I9 IN NEW YORK

After the confirmation of the presence of Coronavirus in the USA, statistics have shown that New York is one of the states which the virus struck the most. 

Ripa and Consuelos aren't the only stars who have come out to show solidarity

The New York Times database has so far recorded a total of 4,152 affected persons living with the coronavirus, while 29 people have been confirmed dead. 

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USA'S PLIGHT

More statistics show that the United States, as a whole, has recorded a tragic number of COVID-19 cases, which presently peaks at 10, 201 individuals. The rate was discovered as a result of how people keep trooping to health centers for tests. New York alone has run tests on over 22,000 people.

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Ripa and Consuelos aren't the only stars who have come out to show solidarity and monetary support for people during the ongoing health crisis as comedy star, Ryan Reynolds, and his wife, Blake Lively are not left out.

A few days ago, the Hollywood couple announced on Instagram about their efforts concerning the pandemic while making it known that they donated $1 million to "Feeding America" and "Food Bank Canada."

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Actress Kristen Bell and her hubby, Dax Shepherd, also gave out $150,007.96 to the No Kid Hungry charity initiative. 

On Instagram, the "Bad Moms" star explained that the figure of the money culminated in the said amount because her kids added cash from the savings.

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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