By Zaida Diaz
In the wake of devastating natural disasters affecting families around the world and more recently the tragic news of the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting, it’s somewhat relieving to see that people are stepping up to help. Here are some ways celebrities are using their platforms to aid those affected.
Last month Beyonce visited her hometown Houston, Texas to serve meals and hand out other essentials to Hurricane Harvey victims. Meanwhile Jay Z’s music service, TIDAL, has teamed up with New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort to send large cargo planes filled with supplies to Puerto Rico to help those affected by Hurricane Maria. TIDAL also announced their third annual benefit concert, TIDAL X BROOKLYN, which is set to feature guest performances by JAY-Z, Jennifer Lopez, Joey Bada$$ and many more on Oct. 17th at Barclays Center in New York. All net proceeds will be donated to natural disaster relief and recovery organizations.
Donations can also be made here.
The TDE songstress has been using the remaining stops of her ‘Ctrl’ tour to help collect necessities for Hurricane victims. She’s asked her fans to donate non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby products (among other items) for a chance to sit down with her after the show.
The actress-producer launched a Crowdrise project for UNICEF with her own contribution of $100K. As of today the campaign has managed to raise over $700K for victims and those affected by the deadly earthquake in Mexico City.
Support UNICEF’s relief efforts in Mexico here.
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Las personas de mi país han sufrido tres consecutivos desastres naturales. Muchos niños y familias están necesitados. Voy a contribuir $100,000 ahora para UNICEF ya que ellos tienen a equipos ayudando en las zonas alarmantes. Por favor únanse conmigo y contribuyan con lo que puedan. Para más información denle click al link en mi bio. #fuerzamexico #earthquake #sismo #mexico
The award-winning playwright collected supplies for Puerto Rico in Washington Heights Saturday. In addition to helping collect resources, Miranda released the star-studded benefit song, “Almost Like Praying” for Puerto Rico. All proceeds made from the song’s sale will be provided to The Hispanic Federation in order to help victims of Hurricane Maria.
Steve Aoki & Diplo
While Diplo made a noteworthy donation of $1000K to the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund created by Las Vegas Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak, Steve Aoki will send all proceeds from his limited edition Vision Street Wear t-shirt to the GoFundeMe account. Steve Sisolak’s fund has already raised $10 million of its overall $15 million goal.
Go here to help the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund reach their goal.
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Las Vegas gave me a lot over the past 10 years . I’m very privileged to live and work here.. I’ve grown to love this city and it’s time to give something back. any other Dj’s or hotel owners let’s give up our fees for the weekend to do something good for our city and the incredible people that got us here . it’s nothing for us but can mean so much to the people affected last Sunday. And let’s get back to work and keep ur city strong #vegasstrong