COVID-19: Hollywood’s Heavyweights Donate $500k Each To Los Angeles City Fund

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As part of the measures to keep the pandemic at bay, some of the biggest names in have made donations to the Los Angeles city fund.

COVID-19: Hollywood’s Heavyweights Donate $500k Each To Los Angeles City Fund
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced yesterday that the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bob Iger, and Jeffrey Katzenberg have each donated half a million dollars as contributions to the city’s fight against .

Garcetti said:

“I’ve seen it in the can-do spirit of some of the pillars of our community who are making personal contributions that we’re redistributing to those who are the worst off in this city and making sure that those who are by-passed by federal legislation are still seen as human regardless of their immigration status or where they come from.

In fact, tonight we received new commitments of half a million dollars each from Willow Bay and Bob Iger, from Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, from Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, from Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman, from Meg Whitman and Griffith Harsh, and from Casey and Laura Wasserman, each of whom is leading with deep generosity three million dollars more towards our goal of $25 million to help healthcare workers have childcare, and seniors to have meals, and the least among us to be able to eat and pay our bills.”

The city and LA County are presently under Safer at Home orders as they have witnessed the overwhelming cases of COVID-19.

Furthermore, there has been a lag in federal support and lack of adequate testing and supplies for healthcare workers which have made worse a potentially fatal situation.

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