Here Are Just a Few Examples of Celebrities Donating Time and Money Amidst COVID-19 Shutdowns
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 16, 2020
Dozens of celebrities are devoting their time, money, and attention to supporting food banks and charities amidst nationwide COVID-19 shutdowns.
This week, Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively announced on social media that they would be donating $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
Reynolds encouraged his followers to follow suit, and to look after themselves during these trying times. “Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection,” he tweeted.
“We are so grateful for Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s extremely generous donation, and for all of the donations we’ve been receiving,” Dan Nisbet, vice president of Major Gifts at Feeding America, told Variety. “The Feeding America network of 200 food banks is working tirelessly to aid and provide meal assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors—children, the elderly, families struggling with food insecurity and individuals facing job disruptions—throughout our nation during this unprecedented time. Generosity like theirs will make all the difference.”
Reynolds and Lively aren’t the only ones to announce their donations this week—pop star Ciara and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson donated 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Life Line; Jimmy Fallon donated an undisclosed amount of money to Feeding America; and Lady Gaga’s makeup brand Haus Laboratories said they would be donating to the Los Angeles and New York City food banks.
Meanwhile, country musician Brad Paisley posted an Instagram video on how his free grocery store for the hungry in Nashville would be mobilizing to deliver food to the elderly. The guitarist will also be taking song requests during a livestreamed performance on Thursday, March 19th.
Oakland is closing schools bc of COVID-19. We support this decision but are concerned a/b the 18,000+ kids that rely on school for 2+ meals daily. @eatlearnplay is donating to @ACCFB to ensure every child has access to the food they need. Join us & donate https://t.co/nDqF7OoO0Z pic.twitter.com/nFp0w1eFqH
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 14, 2020
Elsewhere on social media, Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner partnered with Save the Stories to read stories on social media in order to raise money for Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. And Jimmy Fallon raised $20,000 for Feeding America after airing his first “Tonight Show Home Edition” while in quarantine, with his wife shooting camera.
In the business department, Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian published a letter to his employees on how he would be forgoing 100% of his salary for the next six months in order to avoid layoffs.
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Published at Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:34:34 +0000