Kanye West & Chick-fil-A Feed More Than 300,000 People + Other Celebs Give Back To Those Impacted By COVID-19

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Kanye West & Chick-fil-A Feed More Than 300,000 People + Other Celebs Give Back To Those Impacted By COVID-19

Around the world, people are grappling with the growing COVID-19 pandemic. In America, there have been more than 44,342 deaths from the dreaded virus. Social distancing has caused the cancellation of most major live events, TV productions and movie releases. Thankfully, the health concerns have not stopped people from giving back to their communities during this time of need. Here are a few celebrities that are giving back in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak:

While the NBA is hoping to resume games around Christmas, stadium workers are losing serious wages. New Orleans Pelicans player Zion Williamson wants to do his part. The rookie power forward will help cover salaries of employees at the Smoothie King Center in Louisiana. He posted a heartfelt message on Instagram. He said in part,

“My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis.”

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The people of New Orleans have been incredibly welcoming and supportive since I was Drafted by the Pels last June, and some of the most special people I have met are those who work at smoothie King Center. These are the folks who make our games possible, creating the perfect environment for our fans and everyone involved in the organization. Unfortunately, many of them are still recovering from long term challenges created by Katrina, and now face the economic impact of the postponement of games because of the virus. My mother has always set an example for me about being respectful for others and being grateful for what we have, and so today I am pledging to cover the salaries for all of those Smoothie King Center workers for the next 30 days. This is a small way for me to express my support and appreciation for these wonderful people who have been so great to me and my teammates and hopefully we can all join together to relieve some of the stress and hardship caused by this national health crisis. This is an incredibly resilient city full of some of the most resilient people, but sometimes providing a little extra assistance can make things a little easier for the community.

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Rap superstar Kanye West, Chick-fil-A and a Christian nonprofit called the Los Angeles’ Dream Centre have teamed up to provide about 11,000 meals a day to those in need in Los Angeles. Since mid-March, more than 300,000 meals have been served.

 

Kim Kardashian West announced on Instagram that her shapewear line would be giving $1 million to families who COVID-19 has hit the hardest. In addition, she’s giving 20% of profits from all fragrance sales to help feed children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic on her popular KKWFRAGRANCE.COM until May 5th.

 

 

Many other celebrities are lending a helping hand during this unprecedented crisis. Cash Money Records boss Birdman announced in an Instagram post that he will be paying the rent for residents of Uptown New Orleans during the month of May.

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I would like 2 offer to pay everybody rent for month of May (for those who in need) in residents area of UPTOWN New Orleans where I was born and raised at from mac melph calio and ST Thomas housing also from 3rd ward to 17th ward I would like HANO to support us on accomplishin this and @q93fm I also spoke with @theuptownangela to help me put this togather I would like our mayor @mayorcantrell help support this cause also wanna thank all hospital on front line Risking they life to save lives I wanna thanks everybody that wrk with tha Gladys and Johnny foundation my company cashmoney records @cashmoneyofficial @republicrecords for always supporting our foundation for 20plus years @universalmusicgroup #RICHGANG? #STUNNAMAN @hotboyog333 @kimmykim504 @ceto504 @stunnabrand stay safe #DOIt4MSGLADYS

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RihannaJay-Z, & Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave $6.2 million towards homeless youth in New Orleans and COVID-19 testing capacity across the Caribbean.

 

Kevin Hart, Meek Mill, Ben Simmons and Ellen DeGeneres have all joined billionaire Michael G. Rubin, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers massive COVID-19 fundraising challenge.

 

What do you think about celebrities giving back? Tell us in the comments.

Written by Diamond K

 

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