In light of the Corona Virus pandemic musicians from around the world are pitching in to help the relief effort with Rihanna and Jay-Z pooling $2 million to help resolve the crisis.
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and the rapper’s Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) will have their money used to support undocumented workers, the incarcerated, homeless and elderly populations, and children of frontline healthcare workers in both New York and Los Angeles. “In times of crisis it is imperative that we come together as one community to ensure that everyone, especially the most vulnerable, has access to critical needs: shelter, health, nutrition and education,” Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s mother and CEO of SCF, said in a statement. “The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action.”
As New York City is considered the epicenter of the crisis, the foundations will advocate for free virus testing for all residents, regardless of status. They’ll also directly support organizations in both cities, including the ACLU, New York Immigration Coalition, Mayor’s Fund for L.A. and Fund for Public Schools.