George and Amal Clooney Donate More Than $1 Million to COVID-19 Relief

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George and Amal Clooney have joined the many celebrities giving generously to coronavirus relief efforts, with the actor and human rights lawyer donating more than $1 million to six organizations. According to Deadline, the couple donated $750,000 total ($250,000 each) to the Motion Picture and Television Home, the SAG-AFTRA Fund, and Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund. They gave an additional $300,000 to three international charities: the Lebanese Food Bank, Lombardo Italy Region, and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

Amal is both British and Lebanese, so the couple’s donations to the Lebanese Food Bank and the NHS are personal. The Clooneys have a house in Lombardo, Italy; their donation to the Lombardo Italy Region will help local hospitals there.

The couple is also helping actors and entertainment industry workers in the U.S.: The Motion Picture and Television Home and SAG-AFTRA Fund are helping provide financial aid to those affected by the entertainment industry’s widespread shutdown because of the pandemic.

In Los Angeles, the Mayor’s Fund is supporting COVID-19 emergency response activities across the city, including helping hospitals with supplies and providing meals to isolated seniors, per People. The Clooneys have a home in Los Angeles.

The Clooneys aren’t the only power couple to donate more than $1 million to COVID-19 relief. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds did too: They first announced their $1 million donation to the Feeding America and Food Banks Canada on Instagram.

Later, E! reported the couple donated an additional $400,000 to four of New York’s hardest-hit hospitals. Each hospital got $100,000.

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