NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11: Singer Rihanna attends the launch of her first visual autobiography, "Rihanna" at Guggenheim Museum on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
The money will support “on-the-ground partners working on the
frontlines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting
and serving marginalized communities — helping the most vulnerable in
the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to
come,” the foundation said in a statement.The funding will be channeled
through Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the
International Rescue Committee, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19
Solidarity Response Fund and others.
“Never has it been more
important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved
communities –those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,” CLF’s
executive director Justine Lucas said in the statement.
will go to food banks, testing, healthcare worker training, virus
prevention and distribution of critical respiratory supplies.