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Rihanna, Jack Dorsey Donate $4.2 Million for Domestic Violence Victims – Variety

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Rihanna and Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Sq., are teaming as much as assist victims of home violence in Los Angeles affected by the stay-at-home order through the coronavirus pandemic.

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Basis (CLF) and Dorsey on Thursday introduced a joint grant to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to handle the present disaster amongst home violence victims within the metropolis. CLF and Dorsey are every committing $2.1 million for a complete of $4.2 million.

Based on the announcement, whereas CLF and Dorsey have launched the trouble first in L.A., “victims of home violence exist all internationally, so that is just the start.”

Earlier this week, Dorsey introduced that he was allocating $1 billion of his fairness in Sq. to assist fund COVID-19 reduction efforts. As soon as the coronavirus disaster has handed, Dorsey stated, he intends to dedicate the fund to supporting women’ well being and schooling initiatives and common fundamental earnings (UBI) pilot packages.

Final week, CLF and Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Basis (SCF) introduced $2 million in grants to COVID-19 response efforts to assist undocumented employees, the kids of front-line well being employees and first responders, and incarcerated, aged and homeless populations in New York Metropolis and Los Angeles. And in March, CLF introduced $5 million in grants to on-the-ground companions engaged on the entrance traces of the coronavirus response to guard and put together susceptible and marginalized communities within the U.S., Caribbean and in Africa.

The $4.2 million in funding from Rihanna’s CLF and Dorsey will present 10 weeks of assist together with shelter, meals and counseling for people and their youngsters in Los Angeles affected by home violence at a time when shelters are full and incidents are on the rise.

Based on the Los Angeles Housing Authority, about 90 folks per week (not together with their youngsters) have been turned away from home violence shelters in L.A. because the metropolis’s Safer at Dwelling Order was issued March 19. At a price of roughly $125 per day, the grant will cowl housing and meals for 90 home violence victims per week, with a further 90 victims each week thereafter for 10 weeks.

CLF, based in 2012 by Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty, with community-based leaders and organizations around the globe creating approaches to schooling and emergency response and preparedness. CLF will proceed to be engaged in COVID-19 response efforts and is accepting donations through its web site: claralionelfoundation.org.

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