Fighting COVID-19: Celebrities & Athletes Come Out To Do Good Deeds

As the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrities and sportspersons are rallying together to donate to those in need. Here is a list of soome popular names:

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There is no other way out than fighting the COVID-19 pandemic together. While we all are stuck in the middle of this deadly outbreak, celebs from film and sports industry are extending financial support at this critical time to help those in need and contribute to the relief efforts. Here is a look at some of the popular names who have made contributions towards coronavirus relief.


PV Sindhu

India’s star Badminton player PV Sindhu has come forward and donated Rs 5 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state governments. The World champion shuttler donated the money to CM Relief's Fund of both the states.

"I hereby donate an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- each (Rs five lakhs ) towards the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight against COVID-19," the Hyderabad-born shuttler tweeted.

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Raising further awareness, Sindhu also urged the nation to stay at home. “Please stay safe #stayhome. We are a great nation and in this very difficult time let’s all fight together and overcome this #COVIDー19,” she said in a Twitter video.

Sindhu, a silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, was eyeing to make a mark in her second Olympics appearance at the Tokyo Games but now has to wait for next year to compete.

Taapsee Pannu

Supporting the initiative, I Stand With Humanity, started by many organizations, Taapsee advocated the cause and pledged to everyone to come forward and help the daily wage workers. This initiative will support the families of daily wage workers with 10 days of essential food supplies.

"This one for the daily wage workers. Because we need to do our bit for the ones who work with/for us. If not corona, lack of basic food might take them down. Let's help them to get through this," the actor wrote. Many other celebrities from Bollywood have joined the cause.

Joining hands, Kiara Advani and Rakul Preet Singh also support the initiative. Bhumi Pednekar said it was important to get together and help those who are "vulnerable and in need".

Hima Das

In a bid to support her people in the hometown, Hima Das donated one month's salary to Assam's COVID-19 relief fund. The Asian Games gold medallist has also been instrumental in raising awareness about COVID-19.

"Friends it's high time to stand together & support people who need us. I am contributing 1 month of my salary to Assam Govt. in Assam Arogya Nidhi Account made to safeguard the health of people in the wake of Covid-19. @narendramodi @sarbanandsonwal @KirenRijiju @himantabiswa," Das tweeted on Thursday.

She also showed us how to stay indoors and take this quarantine time to venture into a passion. "Discovering fun activities outside of the 400 meter track world, is how I am dealing with these uncertain times. We know we don’t have all the answers. But one thing is certain – together is how we’ll get through this. Stay home & stay safe," Hima wrote.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell, along with her husband Dax Shepard, has taken an incredible step to waive the rent for LA tenants amid Coronavirus. They want to help their tenants reach a “Good place”.

​Sania Mirza

The Tennis star Sania Mirza also raised money with the help of Safa organization. This money will be used to provide food and other basic necessities to the most affected daily wage workers. Also a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, Mirza said, “In this difficult time that the world is going through, we are privileged to be able to sit at home, in comfort and wait for everything to be ok again… there are thousands of people who aren’t that lucky enough and it’s our responsibility to take care of them in whatever capacity we can,” TOI reported.

While the entire country is in lockdown mode, Mirza ​​is appealing to people to help the daily wage workers. “Together with Safa and a few other people we hope to help as many families as possible in this difficult time and make a little bit of a difference,” she added pledging to donate to the organisation.

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Taylor Swift

Swift is spending her quarantine time to reach out to fans directly through DMs and sending money to those who lost their source of income due to the virus outbreak.

Replying to a message from a fan with user name India Rose, who posted earlier that her retail job had been shut down and a new job had been postponed six months, Swift wrote that she wanted to send her a gift of $3,000 to help ease the stress of her financial situation.

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