LOS ANGELES, California — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter followed up her breath taking surprise performance on ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong, for the healthcare workers with $6 million donation on behalf of the BeyGood Foundation.
The Houston, Texas native, partnered with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to provide assistance and relief to essential healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her husband Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and pop-star Robyn Rihanna Fenty have also made contributions with Jack Dorsey to help combat COVID 19.
— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) April 23, 2020
The donations will go to various organizations. “In our major cities, African-Americans comprise a disproportionate number of workers in these indispensable occupations, and they will need mental health support and personal wellness care, including testing and medical services, food supplies and food deliveries, both during and after the crisis,” the BeyGOOD Foundation said in a statement.
To assist its efforts, BeyGOOD has formed a national partnership with UCLA, which is offering a COVID-19 Care Package that “includes resources and tools designed to lift moods and ease anxiety and depression” during the pandemic. BeyGOOD is also partnering with the National Alliance in Mental Illness to offer local support in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit. Additional support will go to local organizations like United Memorial Medical Center, Bread of Life, Matthew 25, Dia De La Mujer Latina and World Central Kitchen.