Jack Dorsey and Rihanna Donate to Help Domestic Violence Victims



Rihanna, the 32-year-old hitmaker along with the Clara Lionel Foundation has teamed up with Jack Dorsey, the 43-year-old CEO of Twitter. The two together have sent a substantial sum to the Mayor’s Fund in LA devoted to helping the increasing domestic violence victims amidst the coronavirus lockdown.

Dorsey and CLF both have donated a hefty sum of $2.1 million each. They hope that the money provided will enable the Mayor’s Fund in Los Angeles to give support to the domestic violence victims. According CLF’S website, the help provided will include meals, shelter and counselling for victims in need and their children. 

A statement on their website also added that an estimate of 10 million people are said to experience domestic violence in the United States every year. The Housing Authority in Los Angeles has revealed that numerous individuals, along with their children are being denied help. They are set away from domestic violence shelters operating at maximum capacity. Each week dozens of people turn up on their doorstep yet again, battered and broken. Hence, ever since the government’s issue in March of the Safer at Home Order, the number of incidents have risen significantly.

Dorsey and CLF have joined forces previously as well on impact projects. They understood that something needed to be done to address the rising numbers of domestic violence and, took steps to remedy it. The $2.1 million donation on CLF’s part is the third grant given amidst coronavirus pandemic. After this sum, the total of CLF’s contribution has brought the total over $8 million given in the way of coronavirus related support.

On the other hand, Rihanna previously had announced that the Clara Lionel Foundation will donate $5 million to people working to defeat the coronavirus. She and Jay-Z gave an additional $1 million to help fight the coronavirus.

The $2 million support will be given to the imprisoned, homeless and elderly people, undocumented workers, children of healthcare workers, and to first responders in New York City and Los Angeles.

The Executive Director of the CLF, Justine Lucas said that there are a number of people during this pandemic who are especially vulnerable. They are undocumented, elderly and homeless or incarcerated. They are also first responders or frontline healthcare workers with children at home. He stressed that now is the time to take action and provide support to organizations that are helping these individuals get their rights. 

Co-Founder and CEO of Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, Gloria Carter stated that during times of crisis, it is important to stand united. She said that the pandemic has made it imperative for the community to stand as one and ensure that those in need have access to needs such as nutrition, health, shelter, and education.

According to Gloria Carter, the only way to survive this pandemic is to work together and take action as one.

"The only way to get through this pandemic is with love and action."

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