Rihanna, Big Sean and Jack Dorsey Donate $3.2 Million To COVID-19 Relief

Rihanna, Big Sean and Jack Dorsey Donate $3.2 Million To COVID-19 Relief

The money will go towards helping people with food, rent, and making bail.

Published May 8, 2020

Written by BET Staff

Rihanna and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are teaming up once again. 

According to a press release, the Clara Lionel Foundation and Dorsey’s #startsmall, along with the David Rockefeller Fund, Lyft, and Big Sean’s Sean Anderson organization, have donated more than $3.2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Detroit and Flint. 

  1. In a tweet published on CLF’s official account, the organization outlined that the funds will go towards providing food, water access, rental assistance, and bail relief among other social services for domestic violence survivors, homeless people, foster children, immigrants and refugees across Michigan.

  2. In a statement provided in the press release, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stated “I personally want to thank Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small Fund for stepping up to help groups in Detroit and Flint on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. This generous gift will give these essential nonprofits much needed resources to help address the needs of those impacted most by COVID-19.”

    The funds will be distributed to more than a dozen nonprofits, charities, food banks, and safe houses, including Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Flint Metro Community Project, Serenity House of Flint, Carriage Town Ministries, My Brother’s Keeper, Ennis Center the YWCA Safe House, the Center for Popular Democracy and the Bail Project.

    For the latest on the coronavirus, check out BET’s blog on the virus, and contact your local health department or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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