Beyoncé 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 #Startsmall, 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 been created to help small businesses, scientific research, and child welfare—both locally and nationally. Bey, however, is focusing on communities in metropolises that have been especially hit hard.
— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) April 23, 2020
“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 Beyoncé’s representatives.
Her act of generosity follows other celebrities who have pledged substantial monetary aid. They include her husband, Jay-Z, as well as Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Dorsey, who sparked these charitable efforts with his $1 billion donation. Like Beyoncé, all are committed to helping those in need during this trying time.
From Harper’s Bazaar US