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Rihanna’s Foundation is Helping Protect Domestic Violence Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo by Eva Rinaldi / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Photo by Eva Rinaldi / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

Rihanna’s foundation has already donated $5 million to support coronavirus relief efforts around the world. Now, the Clara Lionel Foundation (named after RiRi’s grandparents) has announced a joint funding effort with Twitter chief Jack Dorsey to support survivors of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, they are donating US $4.2 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles.

According to a statement from the Clara Lionel Foundation, this money will be used “to provide 10 weeks of support for victims of domestic abuse including shelter, meals and counselling for individuals and their children.”

“The Los Angeles Housing Authority has determined that dozens of individuals (and their children, in many cases) are being turned away from at-capacity domestic violence shelters every week as incidents have been on the rise since the Safer at Home Order was issued in March.”

Earlier this week, Dorsey announced he would be donating US $1 billion to coronavirus relief efforts.

 

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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