Beyoncé's coronavirus aid could come to New Orleans communities

April 24, 2020 - 09:17 AM

By MARY JONES (WTDN) - Beyoncé is focusing her coronavirus relief efforts on organizations that are helping communities of color that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, the superstar announced that her BEYGood charity will partner with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey’s Start Small campaign to provide $6 million in relief funds to a variety of groups working to provide basic necessities in cities like Detroit, Houston, New York and New Orleans.

“Communities of color are suffering by epic proportions due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” a statement on the singer’s website said. “Communities that were already lacking funds for education, health and housing are now faced with alarming infection rates and fatalities.”

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Photo: FILE - This July 9, 2019 file photo shows Beyonce at the world premiere of "The Lion King" in Los Angeles. Beyonce announced Thursday, April 23, 2020 that her BEYGood charity will partner with Twitter's Jack Dorsey's Start Small campaign to provide $6 million in relief funds. In partnership with UCLA, the funds will go organizations providing mental wellness services. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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