Rihanna and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $4.2million to aid domestic violence

Rihanna is teaming up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $4.2million to aid domestic violence victims in LA amid the coronavirus lockdown

The donation comes amid reports that at least 90 people are being turned away from full domestic violence shelters in LA per week This is ever since California declared a ‘safer-at-home’ order last month which sees people confined to their homes in order to curb the spread of COVID: 19Coronavirus isolation measures have already resulted in a spike in domestic violence attacksEarlier in the week, Jack Dorsey donated a billion dollars to coronavirus relief efforts through his philanthropic fund 

Rihanna is teaming up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $4.2million to help domestic violence victims in LA amid the coronavirus lockdown.

According to TMZ, the 32-year-old singer’s Clara Lionel Foundation and the Twitter CEO, 43, announced on Thursday that they are sending a $4.2million grant to the Mayor’s Fund for to help abuse victims in the city.

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The donation comes amid reports that more than 90 people are being turned away from domestic violence shelters in LA every week. 

Amazing: Rihanna is teaming up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to donate $4.2million to aid domestic violence victims in LA amid the coronavirus lockdown (pictured in February)

This is ever since California declared a ‘safer-at-home’ order last month which sees people confined to their homes in order to curb the spread of COVID: 19. 

The site reports that the money will be able to cover housing, meals and counselling for 90 victims per week for 10 weeks. 

Then money will be given to an additional 90 victims per week for 10 weeks after that.  

Kindness: Earlier in the week, Dorsey donated a billion dollars to coronavirus relief efforts through his philanthropic fund

Coronavirus isolation measures have already resulted in a spike in domestic violence attacks around the world. 

So far countries including New Zealand, France, China and the United Kingdom have also seen a jump in the number of cases reported to police after lockdown. 

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‘Being stuck inside their home is the worst possible outcome for victims of domestic violence,’ Ms Foster, a member of the Australian domestic violence advisory group, told Daily Mail Australia.

Generous: Jack announced on Tuesday in a thread that he will donate around 28 percent of his wealth to aid efforts during the global pandemic and will now make his donations all public

‘That’s the thing abusers want, to be isolated at home with their victim and cut them off from any supports.

‘This is such an unprecedented time… but of everything we know the worst thing you can do is require a domestic violence victim to be isolated with their abuser.’

This latest donation is just the latest generous contribution from Dorsey. 

Earlier in the week, he donated a billion dollars to coronavirus relief efforts through his philanthropic fund. 

Dorsey revealed in a series of tweets that he would transfer his equity in his digital payments group Square to his limited liability corporation Start Small, contributing around 28 percent of his overall wealth.

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Dorsey’s first pledge went to an initiative co-founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

The move could be the largest from a single individual for coronavirus relief and comes with the pandemic spanning the globe and inflicting a heavy toll in lives and economic devastation on the United States.

Rihanna was assaulted by her ex boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009. 

Incredible effort: Dorsey’s first pledge went to an initiative co-founded by actor Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured) 

 

 

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