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Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Many Stars are Donating to Help Fight Coronavirus

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By Robert Safir

Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, many stars are donating to help fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. They are movie stars, television personalities, star athletes, and simply speaking, generous people.

Although we know of some of them, keep in mind that there are those celebrities who prefer to keep things anonymous. Sandra Bullock comes to mind as someone who is very private about her charitable donations. Is she a donor to the coronavirus cause?

We don't know - like we said, she keeps these things private.

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Abundant Generosity

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Celebrities rally together in times of need – and many times they do so quietly when there is no specific cause or threat in the news. Today, however, it is impossible to do anything without hearing about the coronavirus pandemic, the cause of the COVID-19 virus.

In addition to individual stars, there are influential people and recognizable brands that use their platform to make a positive impact in this fight.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the news by being generous enough to donate $1 million to fight the pandemic. Here are some others who have joined the cause.

Stars, Their Foundations, and Other Related Good Causes

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Sometimes the help comes in the form of the stars name or the name of their foundation, and sometimes it is under both names.

Rhianna has donated $5 million to help assist the coronavirus response efforts. She did this through her Clara Lionel Foundation for the most vulnerable people in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds pledged $1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

Lady Gaga’s cosmetics company, Haus Labs, announced that 20 percent of its week’s profits would be donated to local food banks in LA and NYC.

More Help on the Way

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Kristen Bell and her kids donated over $100,000 to “No Kid Hungry.” This organization’s mission won’t be over until they’ve met the promise that every single child in America has the food they need to grow up healthy and strong.

In a similar way, Jimmy Fallon and his family made a donation to Feeding America.

Shawn Mendes made a donation to Canada’s SickKids Foundation to help support urgent screening and preventing coronavirus from spreading.

Fashion mogul and actress Eva Mendes revealed she donated to the LA Regional Food Bank in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Justin Beiber donated to the Bejing Chunmiao Children Aid Foundation in China to assist with coronavirus relief efforts.

Some Specific Help for New York

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Steph and Ayesha Curry’s foundation, Eat Learn Play, made a donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank and Feeding America.

Justin Timberlake – the talented singer/songwriter made a donation to the Mid-South Food Bank, which is in his hometown of Memphis, TN.

Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa donated $1 million to aid in coronavirus relief efforts. This contribution will go to the New York Governor’s office, which will help purchase ventilators and aid the WIN organization. From recent news, we know that New York is in desperate need of 30,000 to 40,000 ventilators.

Flattening the Curve

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You might remember that the coronavirus pandemic hit South Korea before it came to the United States. Bong Joon-Ho and Suga, the “Parasite” director and the BTS singer donated more than $164,000 toward coronavirus relief efforts in South Korea.

Other celebrities are practicing self-isolation to contribute to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of coronavirus. With everything going on in the world, celebrities are using their platforms to make a positive impact in one way or another. These celebrities are just like everyday people – people who want to help in any way that they can.

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