Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is partnering up with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in order to provide personal and mental health services during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership plans to donate $6 million to various organizations to provide relief, personal wellness care, and other mental health services for essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
The funding comes from the singer’s charity initiative, BeyGOOD Foundation, along with Dorsey’s COVID-19 relief fund, Start Small. With support from the National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI), BeyGOOD will offer local support in New York, New Orleans, Detroit and her hometown of Houston.
— BeyGOOD (@BeyGood) April 23, 2020
UCLA has offered assistance as well including “resources and tools designed to lift moods and ease anxiety and depression.”According to a statement on Beyoncé’s official website, BeyGOOD stated that the funding is targeted for African-Americans working in major cities.
“Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD recognizes the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 initiative shared.
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