While we have witnessed the horrors of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the past few months, we have also witnessed the rise of humanity. As the system continues to fall apart, it is really heartwarming to see people reaching out to each other during the crisis and going out of their way to help absolute strangers. Bleak as the current situation might be, it is the unyielding humanity that continues to fuel our hopes. Look around and you’ll see how everyone is doing their part to steer India out of this chaos while creating an uplifting story of kindness, compassion, and perseverance.
The Indian celebs have also joined the aid efforts and some of them have started crowdfunding for COVID-19 mitigation. They have themselves made generous donations to these initiatives and now urge you to join the cause. Here are eight celeb-led fundraisers and details about how you can contribute:
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli took to social media earlier today to annouce a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief work in India. They have collaborated with Ketto India for the same and the proceeds from the pandemic will go to Act Grants for COVID-19 relief. The couple aims to raise Rs. 7 crores and have themselves donated Rs. 2 crores to the cause.
“As our country battles the second wave of Covid-19, and our healthcare systems are facing extreme challenges, it breaks my heart to see our people suffering. So, Virat and I have initiated a campaign #InThisTogether, with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief. We shall all overcome this crisis together. Please step forward to support India and Indians. Your contribution will help in saving lives during this critical time,” Anushka wrote in her caption while announcing the fundraiser.
Click here to contribute to this fundraiser.
Priyanka Chopra along with her husband, Nick Jonas, has also set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organisation on the ground in India providing Covid relief. “Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me on here, if even 100,000 of you donate $10, that’s $1 Million, and that’s huge. Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, Isolation centers, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization,” Priyanka wrote while announcing the fundraiser.
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In a unique initiative, Bhumi Pednekar has collaborated with Ketto India to help people start their own fundraisers. “Over the past few days, Covid Warrior volunteers have received several requests for financial aid. While we have tried our level best to help certain families in dire need, we realise that there are several people in need to help and we alone are not in a position to help them. In light of the above, we have collaborated with Ketto to help bridge the gap and ensure that those in actual need have a chance to get financial aid by way of crowdfunding,” she wrote while announcing the initiative.
Click here to start your own fundraiser.
Comedian Vir Das has started a series of stand-up gigs from home to raise money for COVID-19 relief. 100% of the proceeds from these shows go to charity. For every show, they pick up a different charity and have been thus helping different groups involved in relief work. Additionally, they have also been giving free access to any healthcare worker who wants to de-stress and can do with a laugh-sesh.
Click here to buy tickets for his upcoming show.
Sonu Sood happens to be one of those people who have has been zealously involved in COVID-19 relief work for over a year now. Just last year, he had sold some property to fund his relief work. This year, she has partnered with Krsnaa Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. and Heal Well 24 for free COVID-19 help and medical support. His organisation ‘Sood Charity Foundation has been engaged in COVID-19 relief work as well and working to help families that are finding it difficult to support their livelihood and medical treatments at the moment.
Click here to support Sonu’s organisation.
Author and life coach Jay Shetty along with his wife Radhika Devlukia raised more than 8 million dollars through an innovative campaign. The campaign was backed by the likes of Will Smith, Jada-Pinkett Smith, Shawn Mendes, Camilla Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Brendon Burchard, Jamie Kern Lima, and Rohan Oza, and Hrithik Roshan who made generous donations.
This fundraiser has ended now.
So fam, join the cause and help as much as you can. Stay safe, practise COVID-19 precautions and do not leave the house unless necessary. Don’t forget to double mask and carry your sanitizer when you go out.
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