Rihanna has built a reputation for being a humanitarian and philanthropist on top of the list of things that she does. So it’s no surprise that she’s stepping up to the plate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation joined forces with Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, to donate $4.2 million to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to help domestic abuse victims in the city.
The money will go towards housing, meals, and counseling for 90 victims a week for a total of 20 weeks.
The donation comes after reports say domestic violence claims are on the rise ever since Los Angeles enforced the stay-at-home order. At least 90 people are being turned down from domestic violence shelters weekly.
Rihanna and Dorsey have both made previous donations in addition to this generous one. Riri’s foundation donated $5 million to Direct Relief, Feeding America, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and other organizations fighting COVID-19.
She also matched $1 million dollars with JAY-Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation, and sent a ventilator to her father in Barbados who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Dorsey pledged 28% of his equity, which values at $1 billion, towards the coronavirus relief effort.