George Clooney and his wife Amal have donated more than $ 1 million in personal funds to help mitigate the damage caused by the coronavirus.
The 58-year-old actor and 42-year-old human rights lawyer divided the donation into six pieces for different organizations worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Deadline.
The money will help everyone from George’s colleagues struggling in Hollywood amid the industry shutdown to more direct relief efforts.
Help: George Clooney, 58, and his wife Amal Clooney, 42, will donate $ 1 million of their money to coronavirus aid efforts, according to Deadline; photographed in May
George and Amal each donated $ 250,000 to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), the SAG-AFTRA Fund and the Mayor’s Fund in Los Angeles.
The Oscar winner is a member of the board of directors of the MPTF, which exists to support workers in the industry in need, as well as older professionals in the industry, and also meets the needs arising from COVID- 19.
The SAG-AFTRA fund provides emergency financial aid and health insurance to artists in need, and currently offers grants to its members who can help with health insurance premiums, food and medical care.
The Mayor’s Fund provides much-needed medical supplies to hospitals and healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus epidemic, as well as assistance to Angelenos and homeless seniors.
Helping the hometown: George and Amal donated $ 250,000 each to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), the SAG-AFTRA Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles; shown in 2018
Personal participation: George is a member of the board of directors of the MPTF; photographed in May in Beverly Hills
The remaining $ 300,000 will be split between the Lebanese Food Bank, the Lombardo region of Italy and the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom.
The Lebanese Food Back is helping to feed the elderly, the disabled or chronically ill, single mothers, orphans and those unable to work in the midst of the pandemic.
The funds for Lombardy will be donated to hospitals in the region caring for those infected, while money from the NHS will also go to hospitals and front-line health workers.
Front lines: The remaining $ 300,000 will be shared between the Lebanese Food Bank, the Lombardo region of Italy and the National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom; shown in October
George and Amal join a growing list of celebrities giving their own money to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cardi B announced Wednesday that she will donate $ 1 million in collaboration with Fashion Nova, with $ 1,000 distributed hourly for 42 days.
Previously, she had donated 20,000 meal replacement drinks to New York City health workers.
Also on Wednesday, Halsey donated 100,000 masks to healthcare professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a message posted on social networks, the 25-year-old singer explained: “Every day, I am in awe of the frontline medical workers. Their determination, altruism and empathy are the best example of our ability to love and survive as human beings. I am beyond the privilege of isolating myself at home, without the fear and obligation of essential work.
“Without a sick family member to care for. A child to feed. A financial crisis to navigate. So I tried to find a real way to make a difference. “
Rihanna also donated $ 5 million to front-line health workers and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the state.
Meanwhile, Lady Gaga will host a benefit concert program for the World Health Organization for April 18, and has already helped the Global Citizen raise $ 35 million for PPE.
Rappers Jay-Z and Meek Mill also helped detainees crammed into prisons and vulnerable to COVID-19 with a donation of 100,000 surgical masks for prisons.