The Weeknd Donates $300K To Aid Lebanon Explosion Victims


The Weeknd has tapped into his wealth to aid the victims of the Beirut explosions, which killed close to 200 people and injured more than 6,000. The diamond-selling singer’s manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, who was born in Lebanon, revealed his XO Records co-founder donated $300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon.

“I am so honored and humbled to work with artists who have such deep care for the world and right now for our brothers & sisters of Lebanon who are in pain and need our collective help,” he wrote via Instagram. “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign.”

The Weeknd ’s charitable contribution to the victims in Beirut comes on the heels of a string of big donations he’s made to multiple causes. He donated $200,000 to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, another $200,000 to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative and $100,000 to National Bail Out in June.

The hitmaking artist has also been providing funds to assist the fight against the coronavirus. He gave $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund as well as an additional $500,000 to Scarborough Health Network to help frontline hospital workers.

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