Beyoncé is focusing her coronavirus relief efforts on organizations that help communities of color that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
The superstar announced Thursday that his BEYGood charity will partner with Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Start Small campaign to provide $ 6 million in relief funds to various groups working to provide basic necessities in cities like Detroit, Houston, New York and New Orleans.
“Communities of color are suffering in epic proportions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement said on the singer’s website. “Communities that already lacked funds for education, health and housing are now facing alarming infection and death rates.”
Part of the money will be used to support the efforts of the University of California, Los Angeles and the National Alliance of Mental Illness to provide mental wellness services in hard-hit cities. The money also goes to organizations like No Kid Hungry, Bread of Life, World Central Kitchen and more.