Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds pledge $1 million for coronavirus relief

Star couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $1 million to two hunger relief funds, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have pledged $1 million.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have pledged $1 million.
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Asian News International | By HT Correspondent

With the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic affecting families across the globe, star couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $1 million to two hunger relief funds. The actors announced their contributions that will be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada through their social media.

"COVID-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low-income families. Ryan & I are donating $1 million to be split between @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada .If you can give, these orgs need our help," read a statement by Lively.

"Though we must be distancing ourselves to protect those who don't have the opportunity to self-quarantine, we can stay connected. Remember the lonely and isolated. Facetime, Skype, make a video. Remember the love that can travel through all this," she added.

 

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Lively further asked people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus. "Communities are stepping up-- shopping for the elderly, making lunches for children. We can all do something for one another, even if that's simply staying home," read the statement.

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The 32-year old actor ended the statement with a sweet banter with husband Ryan and said, "Sending so much love. Now can someone please tell Ryan that emotional distancing’ from his mother in law is not a thing. Nothing can save him."

Globally, the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has infected more than 180,500 people, including 125 in India.

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