Rihanna has joined forces with Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to help offer assistance to victims of domestic abuse in Los Angeles, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With millions of people under stay at home orders in LA, much like the rest of America, there is a growing concern that domestic abuse cases could spike, especially after reports came out claiming that victims were being turned away from domestic violence centres in the city.
Ri-Ri and Dorsey have pledged $4.2m to the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles, which will help cover housing, meals and counselling for 90 victims per week for 10 weeks.
With people being forced to stay indoors, domestic abuse cases are increasing worldwide, which is proving to be a tragic side effect of social distancing measures that have been introduced to help stop the spread of Coronavirus.
This donation is Dorsey’s latest charitable effort, after the Twitter head honcho gave up $1bn, almost a third of his total wealth, to coronavirus relief efforts.
Rihanna, through her Clara Lionel Foundation, has also donated millions of dollars in aid to support undocumented workers, children of frontline health workers, first responders and the incarcerated, elders and vulnerable in the United States.