Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD Foundation has partnered with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Start Small fund to donate $6 million for mental health and wellness services in communities of color amid the coronavirus outbreak.
According to a statement on Beyoncé’s official website, the money will go to “local community-based organizations; UCLA; and the National Alliance in Mental Illness (NAMI) in providing mental wellness services in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit.”
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“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 statement said.
Dorsey also shared details on Twitter.
$6mm for mental and personal wellness support for communities of color in Houston, New York, New Orleans, and Detroit. Thank you to @Beyonce, @BeyGood, and @UCLA!
You can join to give more help here: https://t.co/jRE4w1fZdT pic.twitter.com/hzRkYhmubx
— jack?? (@jack) April 23, 2020
BeyGOOD is additionally supporting United Memorial Center, Bread of Life, Matthew 25 and other organizations to help provide basic necessities, including food, water, cleaning supplies, medicines and face masks.