Coronavirus: Rihanna's foundation donates $7.3 million to relief efforts

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Rihanna makes everything better, and today is no exception to this rule, with the singer donating $5 million to Coronavirus relief efforts via her Clara Lionel Foundation.

In a press statement released on Saturday (March 21), the foundation said it would donate the money to organisations such as Direct Relief, Feeding America, Partners In Health, the World Health Organisation's Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund and International Rescue Committee.

CLF will be "helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to come", read a statement from the charity.

Funds will support local food banks serving at-risk communities and the elderly in the US, testing and care in Haiti and Malawi, the distribution of medical equipment, vaccine and therapy research and development, and healthcare training.

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The donation will also help doctors and nurses on the frontlines. with protective equipment, maintenance of intensive care units and the acceleration of the development of vaccines and other methods to fight the disease. Protecting our front line health workers and marginalized communities around the world requires getting ahead of it fast.

The CLF executive director, Justine Lucas, said to TMZ reporters that there has never been more an urgent time for people to help at-risk communities, especially considering they are often without the necessary means to fight back against such a severe complication.

Fans of Rihanna know that she created the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandparents, Lionel Braithwaite and Clara, in 2012.

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