DUBAI: Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband actor George Clooney have donated $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts. The barrister and actor have divided the charitable donation between six different organizations and charities, including food banks and emergency services.
The couple has donated $250,000 to the SAG-AFTRA fund, the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and The Motion Picture & Television home, a retirement community for industry workers and elderly professionals working in entertainment, where the “Ocean’s 11” actor serves as a board member.
The Clooney’s donated another $300,000 to the Lebanese Food Bank, to help single mothers, the elderly and vulnerable people who cannot work due to the pandemic. The couple also donated $300,000 to the NHS and Lombardo Italy Region, which will help hospitals in the region that have been badly affected by the coronavirus.
Both the Lebanese Food Bank and Lombardo Italy Region are personal odes from the Clooneys. Amal is of Lebanese–British descent and the couple has lived part-time in Italy for years.
The couple joins the likes of other celebrities who have made substantial financial donations to coronavirus relief efforts, including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift.