During this hard time that many people are experiencing due to the spread of COVID-19, Rihanna is back again with yet another major donation to help out. She and her Clara Lionel Foundation have teamed up this time with Twitter/ Square CEO Jack Dorsey to make a joint donation of $4.2 million to domestic violence victims.
According to Billboard, the donation will be granted to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, who is helping domestic violence victims that have been ordered to stay at home amid the spread of the virus.
The Los Angeles Housing Authority has reportedly determined that “approximately 90 people per week have been turned away from full domestic violence shelters in Los Angeles since the Safer at Home Order was issued.”
With their donation, $125 per day will help fund 10 weeks of shelter, meals, and counseling for 90 domestic violence victims per week, and an additional 90 victims will be able to receive help every week thereafter for another 10 weeks.
Prior to joining forces, both Rihanna and Jack Dorsey have made donations to COVID-19 relief with hopes of pushing things in the right direction.
Recently, Jack announced he would be donating $1 billion of his equity in Square to help fund COVID-19 relief efforts, girls’ health, and education and Universal Basic Income pilot programs. As we previously reported, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation teamed up with Jay-Z’s Sean Carter Foundation to donate a combined $2 million for relief efforts.
Prior to that, she donated a total of $5 million through her foundation, and also personal protective equipment to the state of New York.