Big Sean has teamed up with Rihanna, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other funders to donate $3.2 million to COVID-19 relief efforts in Detroit and Flint, Michigan. The money will be given to community-based organizations assisting in food distribution, bail relief, temporary shelter and social support services.
Sean’s donations were made through his Sean Anderson Foundation, which has been supporting multiple causes in his home state of Michigan since 2012. As for Rihanna, her Clara Lionel Foundation has now raised more than $20 million for COVID-19 relief.
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We're joining @claralionelfdn and @Jack's #StartSmall, The David Rockefeller Fund, @Lyft & the Stadler Family Foundation, to donate an additional $3.2 Million in COVID-19 response grants in Detroit and Flint, MI and across the U.S. Funds will provide food, water access, rental assistance, bail relief and support for domestic violence survivors, the homeless, foster children, immigrants and refugees. #pullup
“I personally want to thank Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation and Jack Dorsey’s Start Small Fund for stepping up to help groups in Detroit and Flint on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a press release. “This generous gift will give these essential nonprofits much-needed resources to help address the needs of those impacted most by COVID-19.”
Hip Hop has stepped up during the pandemic with many artists contributing to their hometown communities. Eminem recently donated “Mom’s Spaghetti” to local Detroit healthcare workers, JAY-Z and Rihanna’s foundation donated $2 million towards COVID-19 relief efforts, Lil Durk handed out meals to frontline workers in Chicago, Killer Mike and T.I. are distributing 1,000 meals each week to families in need in the Atlanta area and Diddy has hosted multiple virtual town-halls to discuss pressing issues during the pandemic.