logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

People: Ryan Seacrest Donates $1m to Help COVID-19 Relief Efforts in NY and LA

Bettina Dizon
Apr 15, 2020
01:30 P.M.

Ryan Seacrest donated $1 million to help in the fight against coronavirus, with a significant portion designated for first responders in New York.

Advertisement

In the past few weeks, the world has seen the worst through the coronavirus pandemic, and the best in humanity through the kindness and efforts of several people.

Ryan Seacrest is among the several celebrities who donated a whopping amount in a bid to help the ongoing outbreak that has hit the entire world.

Ryan Seacrest attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Seacrest attends the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

SEACREST DONATES A MILLION

The 45-year-old “Live with Kelly and Ryan” host donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts in New York and Los Angeles, among which $750,000 is designated to first responders. Seacrest said:

“New York and Los Angeles are very special places to me, and so I wanted to do something in the immediate to give back in these unprecedented times.”

Ryan Seacrest arrives to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Seacrest arrives to the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 5, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

There are nearly two million confirmed cases of the coronavirus around the globe, with America being the hardest-hit country.

New York alone has the highest number of infected individuals compared to other countries in the world, with nearly 200,000 cases.

Ryan Seacrest at ABC's American Idol live show on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Seacrest at ABC's American Idol live show on May 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively also pledged $1 million to Food Banks Canada and Feeding America to help those who needed basic necessities for survival.

“After seeing a new report about first responders sleeping in their cars in New York to avoid putting their loved ones at risk, I wanted to do something to help,” Seacrest added.

The $750,000 allocated for frontline health workers will go to their apartment housing and food for the coming six weeks.

Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala on January 10 in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Ryan Seacrest at the 2019 Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala on January 10 in New York. | Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS DONATE A MILLION

Seacrest’s co-host, Kelly Ripa, also took the initiative and reportedly donated $1 million together with her husband, Mark Consuelos.

The host and her family have been observing self-isolation in their home, and she continues the show through video calls with Seacrest.

Advertisement

In one of their episodes, Ripa revealed that she was not on speaking terms with two of her kids as they refused to hug her amid the virus outbreak.

The 49-year-old mom was a bit emotional as she shared that she herself misses her parents and longs to hug them.

Advertisement

CELEBRITIES WHO DONATED AMID THE OUTBREAK

Seacrest and Ripa are among the many celebrities and high-profile personalities around the globe who have donated large sums amid the global pandemic.

Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace gave 200,000 euros to support a hospital in Italy, which is currently the third country with the most number of cases.

Hollywood couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively also pledged $1 million to Food Banks Canada and Feeding America to help those who needed basic necessities for survival.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation also donated $5 million to several organizations, while tennis star Roger Federer gave one million Swiss Francs to help families in Switzerland.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
info

We at news.AmoMama.com 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 CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated.Take care!

Related posts

Mila Kunis Felt 'Blind & Deaf' Leaving Ukraine at 7 — She Raised $20 Million in a Week for Her Birth Country

March 15, 2022

Ryan Reynolds’ Wife ‘Can’t Believe They Still Married’ - Their First Date Was a Double With Different People

February 21, 2022

Dolly Parton Was Born into Poverty with 11 Siblings — She Is Always Proud of Her ‘Trash’ Background

February 20, 2022

Liam Neeson 'Fell in Love' with a Woman Years after Wife's Death Saved the Lives of 3 People

March 18, 2022

Reba McEntire Supported Ex Daughter-in-Law Kelly Clarkson amid Divorce - Her Ex Demanded Millions

March 14, 2022

Samuel L Jackson & Wife Are Married for 41 Years & 'Still Love Each Other' Though They Took 10 Years to Wed

March 10, 2022

Farrah Fawcett Had Exhibited Painful Symptoms for a Long Time before Finding Out She Had Cancer

February 18, 2022

Ellen Pompeo & Her Husband Went from Friends to Dating after She ‘Looked Different’ to Him One Night

February 07, 2022

Denzel Washington Realized a 1975 Prophecy That He Would ‘Speak to Millions of People’ Pointed To His Eventual Fame

May 03, 2022

Charles Bronson Inherited Entire Fortune from Fan Who Left Family with Nothing — He Planned to Donate the Money

May 08, 2022

Inside Anderson Cooper's Converted Firehouse Where He Lives with Kids He Shares with His Best Friend

April 09, 2022

Meet John Travolta's Only Living Son Benjamin Who Experienced the Painful Loss of 2 People He Loved

February 21, 2022

Ryan Reynolds Is a ‘Needy’ Father to Three Daughters - His Secret to Parenting & Healthy Relationship with Wife Blake Lively

April 05, 2022

Tatum O’Neal’s Dad Ryan Left Her ‘At the Curb’ for Farrah Fawcett — He Accidentally Hit On Her Years Later

April 10, 2022