Entire world is grappling with the corona-virus pandemic which started from Wuhan city of china by the end of Dec 2019. It’s not wrong to say that every country is now witnessing the economic meltdown and their health system collapsing by each passing day. Even the mightiest country is not been able to control the epidemic outbreak of corona-virus and has brought them to their knees.
While I am writing this post, there are already 552,626 Corona-virus cases & 25,044 deaths worldwide.(click here for real time corona-virus update)
The corona-virus spread has gone length and breadth, which will take months(even years) to get things normal. Every country is disrupted with an unseen & unthinkable shakedown. After the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic which infected more than 50 million people, Corona-virus(COVID-19) is 20th century’s most deadly virus which we have witnessed in our history. As every country is doing their best to flatten the COVID-19 curve, it remains our prime responsibility at this time to maintain social distance & self isolate ourselves if we have travel history or keeping unwell.
In order to control the spread of Corona, India’s Prime Minister has put the world’s second-most populous country(1.3 billion people) on 21 days lock-down, which is applauded by UN.
During these tough times when our government, medical & police are standing tough to keep us safe, let’s know how the world’s most influential & notable celebrities are helping fight corona-virus.
Sports Celebs donate Corona-virus
Fundraising campaign “Athletes for Relief,” joined by different background sports personalities including Olympic winners Simone Arianne Biles, Michael Phelps & Shaun White have donated signed memorabilia to be auctioned. NBA & NHL players came forward to donate money amid corona-virus pandemic.
One of the world’s richest & renowned Swiss tennis star Roger Federer donated one million Swiss francs ($1.02 million) for the corona-virus affected families in Switzerland.
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 25, 2020
Footballer Lionel Messi donated one million euros ($1.1 million) at COVID-19 treating hospital n Barcelona. Reportedly, Cristiano Ronaldo donated one million euros ($1.1 million) worth of medical equipment & supplies to Portuguese hospitals.
Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 lakh towards corona-virus relief.
Pakistan’s former cricket captain Shahid Afridi is donating food supplies and disinfectant soap to the needy.
On the second day of the @SAFoundationN Ration distribution drive, social workers tirelessly went from door to door handing out food supplies to the underprivileged people who’s livelihoods have been affected by #Covid19 pandemic.
Please continue your support & #DonateKaroNa pic.twitter.com/oDfTnr3bvg
— Shahid Afridi Foundation (@SAFoundationN) March 23, 2020
Hollywood Celebs donate Corona-virus
There’s been coming huge donations from Hollywood stars. USA has surpassed China over corona-virus infection count.
Ryan Reynolds & his wife Blake Lively donated $1 million USD to the charity who assist low income families and the elderly.
Pop star turned beauty mogul Lady Gaga announced last week that 20% of her cosmetic line Haus Labs business will be donated to local food banks in Los Angeles and New York City.
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To Our HAUS, In the midst of COVID-19, it can be easy to feel powerless. We've been thinking a lot about our community and responsibilities in this time of uncertainty. Social distancing is one of the most important things we can do to control the spread of this virus and we encourage our community from across the world to participate if you can. As another way to take action, HAUS will be giving back to our Los Angeles & New York City communities by donating 20% of our profits from last week’s sales on Hauslabs.com to local food banks (@lafoodbank & @foodbank4nyc) in order to get food to those affected by the closing of schools and other places that offer this critical resource. Stay safe and strong for yourself and others. Sending love from our HAUS to yours 🖤
Canadian singer Justin Bieber was amongst the firstones who pledged to donate $29,000 USD to Beijing based children’s charity
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Watching the news I couldn’t imagine how scary it would be if a new disease was effecting my wife and my family and friends. China we stand with you as a collective humanity and have made a donation to support. Whether it be this or the fires of Australia we all need to be there for eachother. Shout out to my friend @kriswu for the conversation.
As we all are aware of the fact that Italy is one of the most affected country with corona, elite fashion brand Versace has donated 200,000 euros (approximately $370,000 AUD) to Milan’s San Raffaele hospital to assist with supply shortages.
Milan’s San Raffaele hospital also received over 4 million euros fund relief from GoFundMe Campaign, initiated by Italian fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni, who made a personal donation of 100,000 euros.
A not-for-profit organisation founded by singer Rihanna would be donating $5 million towards COVID-19 across the US.
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We’ve responded to COVID-19 by distributing $5 million in grants to @PartnersInHealth @DirectRelief @FeedingAmerica @RescueOrg @WHO and #Barbados to prepare communities w/ critical protective gear, medical supplies, equipment and access to food across multiple countries and regions. #CLF #HealthcareHeroes 📷: Partners in Health
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The world needs us ALL. These are unprecedented times. We are supporting our community in Seattle by donating 1 million meals with Seattle @FoodLifeLine. Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let’s all keep the Faith during this difficult time.
Bollywood Celebs donate Corona-virus
Currently India is locked down for 21 days in the light of corona-virus. Bollywood & TV actors are keeping in touch with their million fan followers through Instagram work-out posts and funny tiktok videos. However, here are few Indian cine stars – Ram Charan, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Kapil Sharma & others who are doing their bit by donating to help fight corona-virus.
Hrithik Roshan was among the first who came forward and donated Rs 50 lakh.
According to a statement, Prabhas donated total amount of Rs 4 crore – 3 crore towards P rime Minister’s relief fund and Rs 50 lakhs each to Chief Minister’s relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Mahesh Babu reportedly donated Rs 1 crore for corona virus to the CM relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Comedian Kapil Sharma tweeted that he was contributing a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Prime Minister Relief Fund to help fight coronavirus in the country.
It's time to stand together with the ones who need us. Contributing Rs.50 lakhs to the PM relief fund towards the #fightagainstcorona. Request everyone to #stayhome #staysafe #jaihind #PMrelieffund @narendramodi 🙏 🇮🇳
— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) March 26, 2020
Pawan Kalyan tweeted that he his donating Rs 1 crore to PM relief fund.
Actor Charan too announced that he is pledging s 70 lakh to the PMO and state governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight corona virus crisis.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked public for help and announced the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund), more A-lister celebs & not to forget industrialists came forward donating wholeheartedly to fight COVID-19.
Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar made the most generous donation of Rs 25 crore to fight corona-virus. “The Man Makes Me Proud”, said his wife Twinkle Khanna. She quoted saying – “”The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ‘ I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.”
After Akshay Kumar’s kind gesture, actor Varun Dhawan took a pledge to contribute 30 lakhs to the PM CARE fund. Varun added, “We will over come this. Desh hai toh hum hain.”
TV actor Arjun Bijlani wrote: “I pledge to contribute Rs 5 lakhs to @narendramodiji’s PM-CARES Fund and Rs 5lakh to the chief ministers Fund @CMOMaharashtra.”
Kriti Sanon pledged to donate undisclosed amount towards COVID-19. “We all need to come together in this time of crisis! I pledge to contribute and do my bit! ????Guys.. Do whatever best you can.. small or big.. just contribute! It’ll save a life or help someone in need and eventually make India healthier,” Kriti tweeted.
Singer Guru Randhawa said he will donate Rs 20 lacs .
Karan Johar, Dia Mirza, Ayushmann Khurrana, Taapsee Pannu are among the others who joined hands together to pledge their support for daily wage workers who are severely affected by the lock-down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Industrialists donate corona-virus
Do you know what’s the difference between businessman and industrialists, later ones always volunteer for a cause without expecting anything in return, such is Ratan Tata. An exceptional industrialist Ratan Tata-led Tata Group of companies is the latest to join the fight against coronavirus distress. Ratan Tata owned TATA trust contributed RS 500 crore and TATA Sons contributed additional Rs 1000 crore towards corona-virus fight.
Reliance’s Mukesh Ambani offered to set up isolation centers, a hospital and has donated Rs 5 crore to the Maharashtra government’s relief fund. Godrej, ITC are among the other FMCG companies who pledged to help the government in terms of monetary & material during the crisis.
We, Eventznu have done our part donating for corona-virus crisis. If you wish to donate for COVID-19 in India, here is the central & state wise account details – https://www.investindia.gov.in/team-india-blogs/state-and-national-funds-accepting-donations-covid-19
We urge people to stay at home and do not step outside as the corona-virus is human to human transmission. As our government, medical help and the police are putting their lives at risk each day, staying home is the least we can do as a mark of respect.