Beyonce, who recently paid tribute to the true heroes of COVID-19 through the Global concert, has joined in the mission to raise awareness and funds for COVID-19 relief. The Grammy Award winner, through BeyGOOD, her charitable initiative, has partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Start small fund, donating $6 million to aid Organizations that provide mental wellness services.
The recipients include health facilities supported by UCLA, the National Alliance on Mental Illness particularly in New York, Houston, New Orleans, and Detroit, the United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Mathew 25, and more. Since the coronavirus outbreak, many groups have created to help small businesses, scientific research, and child welfare both locally and nationally. Bey, however, is focusing on communities in metropolises that have especially hit hard.
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“In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis,” read a statement released by Beyonce’s representatives.
Beyonce’s husband Jay-Z has already done quite a bit when it comes to supporting people and organizations catering to the needs of those affected by COVID-19. He partnered with Rihanna for $1 million each towards relief efforts and then joined hands with Meek Mill to supply about 100,000 masks to prisons. Beyonce lent her celebrity earlier this month to ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong, where she surprised fans by singing “When You Wish Upon a Star” from the 1940 animated film, Pinocchio.