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Beyonce and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Team For $6M Coronavirus Relief Donation

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*Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD initiative has partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall to help the needy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The Grammy winner announced Thursday that she has committed $6 million to help vulnerable Americans who have been affected by the health crisis, as well as organizations that support those suffering with mental illness. 

“Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD recognizes the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” a rep for Beyoncé said in a statement, via PEOPLE

“In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis.”

Jack also added on Twitter, “$6mm for mental and personal wellness support for communities of color in Houston, New York, New Orleans, and Detroit. Thank you to @Beyonce, @BeyGood, and @UCLA!”

Check out his post below. 

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We previously reported… Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and Dorsey’s #startsmall have collectively donated $6.2 million towards COVID-19 relief.

The donation will go towards “protecting and serving marginalized populations” across the United States, with a focus on New York, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico and some international areas.

Rihanna also teamed with Dorsey to provide relief to domestic violence victims during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re joining forces with Twitter/Square CEO @Jack by co-funding $4.2 million grant to the @MayorsFundLA to address the current crisis for domestic violence victims in Los Angeles as a result of the COVID-19 Safer at Home Order. #startsmall #CLF,” Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation announced on Twitter.

Meanwhile, during Saturday’s star-studded One World: Together at Home special, Beyoncé praised the healthcare heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic

“Tonight we celebrate true heroes,” she said. “Those who are making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us all safe, fed and healthy. To the doctors, the nurses and other health care workers who are away from their families, taking care of ours, we continue to pray for your safety.”

Bey added: “To those in the food industry, deliver workers, mail carriers, sanitation employees who are working so that we can be safe in our homes, we thank you for your selfless service.”

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