Celebrities Help Battle COVID-19
Celebrities have been uniting with the country to help with the COVID-19 pandemic by donating money to hospitals, organizations, workers, but celebrities have also been doing things such as hosting concerts, or meditation sessions, to try and make quarantining a little less boring and stressful.
Russel Wilson, Seattle Seahawks football quarterback, and his wife Ciara have donated one million meals in Seattle. Seattle has been one of the cities that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19. Ciara says, “Rally with us and support your local food bank @FeedingAmerica We can all make a difference together. Let’s all keep the faith during this difficult time.”
Broadway singer and actor, Laura Benanti, invited theatre kids to participate in a challenge, due to many kids’ performances being canceled. Benanti tweets, “If you were meant to perform in your High School musical and it was canceled please post yourself singing and tag me.”
Actress Jennifer Garner had the same idea, challenging people to show her their talents, saying that the show must go on. She says to show her and the world what you’ve been working on and use the #heyjenlookatme.
Singer Lizzo hosted a meditation session on Instagram that is 30 minutes long. In her caption, she says, “meditation and mantra to promote healing during this global crisis.”
TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, and The Resident, are donating their hospital gowns and gloves to hospitals that need them. Rheumatologist, Karen Law posts about it on Instagram, “To the entire team @theresidentonfox, thank you for this incredibly generous donation of #PPE from your set, including gowns, masks, gloves, and all the things our healthcare workers need to provide safe care for our community during #COVID19.”
The Grammy Museum is hosting virtual concerts with Sabrina Carpenter, Brett Young, Ben Platt, Courtney Barnett, Kool And The Gang, and many more. These concerts are being held throughout the month of April.
During this hard time, the best thing to do is stay positive, and watching a concert or performing a trick for Jennifer Gardner might help reduce boredom and bring happiness.