Alone Together: How Stars Are Helping During the Coronavirus Crisis

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the planet, there is no doubt that humanity is the order of the day. The coming weeks will be particularly overwhelming for healthcare workers, with the combination of rising coronavirus cases, limited resources, and low-income groups creating a crisis. Thankfully, celebrities like RihannaRyan Reynolds, Kim Kardashian, Donatella Versace, and many more have stepped up, making donations to help charitable organizations – thereby leading by example.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

Power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were one of the first in Hollywood to step up. The Deadpool actor took to Instagram to share that he and his wife have donated one million dollars to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

 

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I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an asshole. If you’re able to help, visit, @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada

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Rihanna

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation made a five million dollar donation to Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in HealthWHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and International Rescue Committee in an effort to equip communities across various countries with medical supplies and food. She has also pledged one million dollars for ventilators for her home country, Barbados.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora’s efforts to help fight against COVID-19 are considerably unique compared to other celebrities. Designing a symbol to remind people that the battle against the pandemic can only be won if we fight together, the singer approached the United Nations Foundation that helped set up the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. She then launched Stop The Spread merchandise, with all proceeds going to the aforementioned fund.

Eric Stonestreet

With a motivating post on Instagram urging people to do what they can to help society’s most vulnerable citizens, Eric Stonestreet declared that he has donated 200,000 meals to Harvesters, a Missouri-based organization that distributes food to families and children in need.

Christian Siriano

The past few weeks have been surreal to say the least, leading many to feel both anxious and confused. Amidst all the panic, we did get to witness insiders from the fashion industry offering help to those in need. One such example is designer Christian Siriano, who has offered to fight the shortage of medical masks by manufacturing them with his team of expert sewers and pattern-makers.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos join the list of celebrities contributing towards relief efforts. The couple’s contribution of one million dollars will be shared with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office to purchase ventilators as well as Win, an organization dedicated to running women’s shelters across New York City.

Donatella Versace and Allegra Versace

Italy is the worst-hit country after China, and maintaining enough medical resources alongside the increasing number of patients has been a challenge. Designer Donatella Versace and her daughter Allegra Versace announced that they have donated a sum of two hundred thousand euros to the ICU of Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital in an effort to help the medical professionals who have been working relentlessly to save lives.

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon posted his thoughts on Instagram, sharing that the vulnerable groups of society are suffering most due to the rapid spread of the virus. In an image shared on his profile, the TV host confirmed that he and his family have made a donation to Feeding America to help the organization in its efforts to feed those in need.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand Skims is contributing to the fight against the pandemic by donating 20 percent of all profits to Baby2Baby’s COVID-19 emergency response program in order to support its mission to provide essentials like diapers and blankets to children in need.

Jessica Alba

In a heartfelt post on Instagram, actor and mother of three Jessica Alba shared that her company Honest has pledged to donate three million diapers, 30,000 packs of wipes, and 20,000 personal care products over the course of this year to Baby2Baby – with 100,000 diapers and 100,000 wipes being donated immediately. These essential products are to be distributed throughout family resource centers, homeless shelters, health clinics, and head start centers to families impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Grey's Anatomy

In an effort to tackle the shortage of resources, TV show Grey’s Anatomy has donated essential medical equipment – masks, gowns, and gloves included – from its sets to healthcare workers who are on the front line in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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Not giving up. #GreysAnatomy

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Chiara Ferragni

With over 19 million followers on Instagram, Chiara Ferragni is one of the world’s most influential influencers, and she is using her platform to raise over four million euros for Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital.

 

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Thank you guys and keep donating, link in bio 🙏🏻 Let’s fight this situation with love ❤️

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