Beyoncé dona $6 millones para asistencia sanitaria

Beyoncé anunció la donación de 6 millones de dólares (unos 5,6 millones de euros) para proveer de asistencia sanitaria a los más necesitados durante la pandemia de coronavirus.

La suma, que se ha canalizado a través de su iniciativa solidaria BeyGOOD, es fruto de una alianza con la fundación Start Small creada por el director general de Twitter, Jack Dorsey.

Organizaciones locales, la Universidad de California-Los Angeles (UCLA) y la National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI) serán las receptoras de la donación para ofrecer servicios de bienestar psicológico en varias ciudades de EEUU.

«Estos son tiempos nunca vistos y requieren del esfuerzo de todos para marcar la diferencia», justifica el comunicado oficial, que incide en las dificultades de muchas familias, especialmente comunidades de raza negra, que «están sufriendo en proporciones épicas debido a la pandemia de COVID-19» y que ya carecían de condiciones adecuadas en educación, salud y vivienda.

BeyGOOD trabaja desde hace tiempo con otras organizaciones sobre el terreno que intentan satisfacer necesidades básicas, como comida, agua, productos de higiene y limpieza, medicinas y mascarillas.

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Beyonce donates $6 mn towards Covid-19 relief efforts

The donation will also help people of colour that are suffering at higher rates due to the pandemic.

LOS ANGELES: Pop diva Beyonce is donating USD 6 million to fight with coronavirus crisis.

The singer, via her BeyGOOD Foundation, has joined hands with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s relief fund #startsmall to make the donation to the National Alliance in Mental Health, University of California Los Angeles, and local community-based organisations working to improve mental health.

“Beyonce’s BeyGOOD is supporting organisations that are on the ground 24/7, including United Medical Center, Bread of Life, Matthew 25 and others, to address these dire needs in some of the hardest hit areas, providing basic necessities, including food, water, cleaning supplies, medicines, face masks, and personal hygiene items.

“Void of these basic necessities, mental burdens are also accelerated,” the statement posted on the pop star’s website read.

The donation will also help people of colour that are suffering at higher rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Communities of colour are suffering by epic proportions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many families live in underserved areas with homes that make it harder to practice social distancing.

“Communities that were already lacking funds for education, health and housing are now faced with alarming infection rates and fatalities. And these communities lack access to testing and equitable healthcare,” the statement added.

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