Rihanna And Jack Dorsey Pledge $4.2M Towards Domestic Violence Victims In Los Angeles
Having a safe place to stay during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is, unfortunately, a privilege in more ways than one, and disturbing reports of rising domestic violence statistics seem to reflect this. Two people who noticed this are Rihanna and CEO of Twitter Jack dorsey, who recently announced a $ 4.2 million joint pledge to help victims of domestic violence in Los Angeles.
The money will go to the Mayor’s Fund in Los Angeles and will provide “10 weeks of support to victims of domestic violence, including shelter, meals and counseling for individuals and their children”, according to the announcement on the website of the Clara Lionel de Rihanna Foundation. The declaration continues:
“It is estimated that 10 million people are victims of domestic violence in the United States each year. The Los Angeles Housing Authority has determined that dozens of individuals (and their children, in many cases) are forced back into shelters each week domestic violence at capacity due to incidents has increased since the Safer at Home order was issued in March. “
Justine Lucas is the executive director of the Clara Lionel Foundation, and she is also quoted in the press release on the importance of efforts like Rihanna to support organizations providing various types of relief during this crisis:
“There are a number of populations who are particularly vulnerable during this pandemic – those who are undocumented, incarcerated, elderly and homeless, as well as the children of frontline health workers and first responders. Now more than ever, we must support organizations by prioritizing the health and rights of these people. “
CWF and Dorsey each donate $ 2.1 million to the Mayor’s Fund and represent only the latest round of donations from each party. The Rihanna Foundation donated $ 5 million for coronavirus relief as well as another $ 1 million in collaboration with the Jay-Z Shawn Carter Foundation, while Dorsey recently pledged $ 1 billion for a coronavirus relief funds.