People: How Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Are Helping Homeless Kids Learn Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Bettina Dizon
Aug 15, 2020
05:30 P.M.
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Hollywood couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been supporting homeless women and children in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Several Hollywood celebrities have taken the initiative to lend a helping hand to those in need amid the pandemic, including power couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

The couple is grateful for having the resources to keep their family safe and comfortable amid the pandemic and hope to share their blessings to others in need.

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa pose during the Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Induction Ceremony at Gotham Hall on November 08, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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HELPING OTHERS

Ripa and Consuelos partnered with a charity, WIN, which aims to provide shelter and services to women in children who have no homes in New York City. Consuelos shared:

“We realize how lucky we are -- for all of us to be together like this is probably never going to happen again. This time has been so horrible for so many people.”

In March, the pair donated $1 million to WIN and the local governor’s office, and in May, donated another half million to WIN.

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ENCOURAGING OTHERS

The funds will also help less fortunate children have the means to participate in online learning, given the circumstances brought by the pandemic.

Ripa also shared with ABE employees that their trip was only a three-day vacation before it turned into a nightmare with the entire country shutting down.

Ripa hopes to encourage others to donate and lend a helping hand to the less fortunate if they have the means to do so.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at the TrevorLIVE New York Gala on June 17, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

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STRONGER TOGETHER

New York has been among the hardest-hit states since the virus started spreading with thousands of confirmed cases.

Several celebrities have since pitched in to help those affected by the pandemic, including Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.

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Other stars who took the initiative are Russel Wilson and wife Ciara, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, The Weekend, and several more.

QUARANTINE IN THE CARIBBEAN

In May, it was revealed that Ripa’s family was stuck in the Caribbean during the start of the virus outbreak. A source told PEOPLE that “the family was on a trip in the Caribbean when told to shelter in place and decided to stay put.”

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos at the TrevorLIVE New York Gala on June 17, 2019, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Ripa also shared with ABE employees that their trip was only a three-day vacation before it turned into a nightmare with the entire country shutting down.

Their supposed two-week trip became a month-long stay, which forced the host to film “Live with Kelly and Ryan” from overseas.

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