The lady behind the global makeup brand Fenty, Rihanna just joined the growing roster of celebrities who are helping to fight the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Clara Lionel Foundation, the singer and entrepreneur’s foundation,  just donated $5 million to several organizations around the world, including the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Some of the institutions which received the funding are The Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners in Health, The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the International Rescue Committee

“CLF believes that one of the most powerful weapons we have against COVID-19 is preparedness,” the group said in statement. “Protecting our frontline health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it fast, and the time to act is now.”

The donated Funds will support local food banks, testing and care in Haiti and Malawi, vaccine and therapy research and development, the distribution of medical equipment, and healthcare training.

Rihanna started the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The nonprofit organization’s goal is to work with community-based leaders and organizations supporting education and emergency response and preparedness across the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Allanah Paragas

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