The biggest names in music donate their money and inspire others to contribute to COVID-19 relief funds helping local areas hit by the pandemic.
Eminem is side by side with his collaborators, helping people in need. Eminem mentioned that he would be donating $250,000 to the Detroit through his Marshall Mathers Foundation during his recent interview with Lil Wayne, saying: “I’ve got a few areas I want to take care of in Detroit”.
This inspired a call from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who announced that he would match Em’s donation to reach $1 million: “I want to contribute even more to Detroit, so that [Eminem] can help as many people as possible”.
This joint effort was followed with a donation of $3.2 million from different charities including Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and Big Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation – all money will go toward access to food and water access, rental assistance, bail relief, the homeless, foster children, immigrants, refugees and domestic violence survivors through community-based organisations in Detroit and Flint.
“The Detroit News” quoted Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who issued the statement to say thank to artists who stepped up to help the vulnerable population of Michigan: “This generous gift will give these essential nonprofits much needed resources to help address the needs of those impacted most by COVID-19”.