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Pop Star Beyoncé Donates $6 Million to Fund Mental Health Support During COVID-19

The pop star is also highly concerned about African-American community workers

Pop star Beyonce Knowles has pledged $6 million to fund mental health support during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Beyone’s BeyGOOD has partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s #startsmall to provide $6 million to fund the mental health and personal wellness services, reports variety.com.

The 38-year-old singer shared the update on her website.

“Beyonce’s BeyGOOD recognises the immense mental and personal health burdens being placed on essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” read the the organisation’s official statement, adding: “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.”

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Beyonce highlighted the impact of the pandemic on African American communities. Wikimedia Commons

The mental health initiative includes a key national partnership with UCLA. BeyGOOD has also partnered with the National Alliance in Mental Illness, which provides local support in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit. BeyGOOD is also supporting United Memorial Center, Bread of Life, Matthew 25 and other organisations to help provide basic necessities, including food, water, cleaning supplies, medicines and face masks.

Earlier this month, Beyonce highlighted the deadly impact of the coronavirus pandemic on African American communities during her stint inA “One World: Together at Home” virtual concert, saying the virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate in the US.

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The 38-year-old singer highlighted the plight of African-American community, saying: “Black Americans belong to these parts of the workforce that don’t have the luxury of working from home. And African-American communities at large have been severely affected. Those with pre-existing conditions are at higher risk.”

“This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate in America,” added the Grammy Award-winning artist. (IANS)

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