Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated a million dollars for the purchase of medical equipment in the united States and created a background -Frontline Responders Fund – which aims to raise at least five million. For this he has encouraged his millions of followers that contribute to that objective to the extent of their possibilities.
According to the web page of the initiative, the contributions of citizens have already surpassed the barrier of two and a half million dollars.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hollywood star and former governor of California, this way, it is joined by other personalities who seek to contribute to efforts to counter the shortages that already accuse various hospitals across the country due to the increase of the demand for the advancement of the coronavirus.
“I’ve never believed that to stay on the couch and complain about how bad things are is the solution to the problems. I’ve always thought that we all have to work together to improve the situation. This is a simple procedure to take care of our true heroes, those who are on the front line of the hospitals and other centres. I’m proud to be part of this collective effort, and I hope that you also take a step forward”, explained the ex-governor of California in his account of Instagram.
With funny videos that you upload to your social networks from your home the actor, 72, is trying to use their channels of communication during these days to raise awareness to their followers of the importance of avoiding unnecessary risks, and to follow the recommendations of the health authorities, in particular in the case of people who, like him, belong to one of the risk groups most affected by the disease.
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Numerous celebrities, have taken similar initiatives. Rihanna has chosen to donate five million dollars to help get food to the communities most vulnerable to the spread of viruses (such as older people) and to speed up the test and treatments in countries such as Haiti or the Republic of Malawi.
The influencer Italian Chiara Ferragni and her husband Fedez created a fund of donations that, after two weeks it has reached the 5 million euros, which has carried out a new area of intensive care to treat patients infected by COVID-19. This area is already receiving its first patients.
Donatella Versace, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga,Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, are the other high-profile figures who have made donations to mitigate the impact of the health emergency.