Coronavirus Outbreak: Rihanna, Jack Dorsey to contribute $4.2 mn for domestic violence victims during crisis
Rihanna and Jack Dorsey’s grants will aid domestic violence victims in Los Angeles during the coronavirus stay-at-home mandate
Los Angeles: Pop star Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have donated $4.2 million to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
CLF and Dorsey are each committing $2.1 million for a total of $4.2 million, in a joint grant to the Mayor’s Fund for LA to provide support and resources to individuals and children suffering from domestic violence amid the lockdown, reported Variety.
While Rihanna and Dorsey’s grants will aid domestic violence victims in Los Angeles, “victims of domestic violence exist all across the world, so this is just the beginning,” the announcement read.
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#LIVE Mayor Garcetti announces Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and singer Rihanna helped fund $4.2 million grant to provide 10 weeks of support, including shelter, meals and counseling for individuals and children who are victims of domestic violence https://t.co/J2DIh32ONl
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Earlier this week, Dorsey had announced that he was allocating $1 billion of his equity in Square to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts.
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