Rihanna donates $5M to coronavirus relief via Clara Lionel Foundation

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Rihanna is doing her part to combat the spread and overall effects of coronavirus by donating $5 million to the cause via her Clara Lionel Foundation.

The singer, 32, made the multi-million dollar pledge to support several organizations in need, including food banks in at-risk communities throughout the US. It will also go toward supporting medical staffers with protective equipment, critical respiratory supplies, maintenance of intensive care units and will aid in the development of vaccines and other methods to fight the virus globally, TMZ reports.

“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 Executive Director Justine Lucas told the outlet.

The “Fenty Beauty” creator founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, in 2012. Her annual Diamond Ball supports the organization, which funds global education, health and emergency response programs for children around the world.

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