Oprah pledges to donate $10 MILLION to coronavirus relief efforts, leaving Kylie Jenner and Dolly Parton in the dust – The Sun
OPRAH Winfrey pledged to donate $10 MILLION to coronavirus relief efforts, leaving Kylie Jenner and Dolly Parton in the dust.
Kylie and Dolly had announced in past week they donated $1 million to the cause.
Oprah posted on social media: "I am donating $10 million overall to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up."
She also said of that contribution she was donating $1 million to America’s Food Fund "to support those facing food insecurity."
She added: "I was struck by the work these organizations are doing and while everyone’s priority right now is to stay safer at home, I know there are many of us looking for ways to help."
Yesterday Dolly Parton posted on social media she was donating $1 million to medical research to stop the spread of the pandemic.
She said: "My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure.
"I am making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations."
She posted a video praising first responders, servicemen and women and healthcare professionals.
Last week Kylie Jenner also donated $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts after she warned fans to 'stay home' during the pandemic.
Dr. Thais Aliabadi, who delivered the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star and makeup mogul's daughter Stormi, called the mom and makeup mogul a "living angel" for her contribution.
Dr. Thais Aliabadi posted on Instagram: "I am speechless, my eyes are filled with tears of joy and my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude."
She went on to say Kylie's donation will be used to buy "masks, face shields, and other protective gear" for the medical first responders.
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