Oprah Winfrey Is Donating $10 Million to Assist Americans

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There have been some incredible acts of kindness amid the current medical pandemic, and the most recent comes from Oprah Winfrey.

Keep scrolling to find out exactly what the first chunk of the money will be spent on, because, unlike many other celeb donations, it doesn’t appear to be going towards a cure…

And many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.

Since the first patient in Washington, there have been thousands more confirmed cases across the country.

And, last week, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.

Many people have been descending into mass hysteria over the risks the virus brings with it.

And millions all over the world have been self-isolating at home, in a last-ditch attempt to avoid catching the virus.

A cure is yet to be found.

But only time will tell if a cure will be found, and the one thing that is needed is money to fund these expensive experiments.

Bill Gates and his wife made an extremely generous donation of $100 million towards finding a cure, but it seems that more is needed.

But people aren’t giving up hope. Clive Palmer is certainly one of those people.

And he has made a very cool donation of $1 million towards a clinical trial in the hopes of finding a cure for the deadly virus.

And because of this huge sum, researchers at the University of Queensland will now be able to further test their theory that drugs used to treat HIV and malaria could be used to tackle the coronavirus.

“At this time of national crisis in our country all Australians must do whatever they can to help their fellow Australians,” Mr. Palmer said to the Daily Mail.

Cases of the virus are rising each day, and unfortunately so is the death toll.

“I want all Australians who have done well in this country to remember their fellow Australians and the sacrifices that have been made by previous generations and dig deep to support all efforts necessary to defeat this threat to our lives,” Mr. Palmer went on to say.

And only time will tell.  

The likes of Kylie Jenner, Ralph Lauren, and Sony have personally donated millions to relief efforts.

The TV icon is donated a whopping $10 million. “I am donating $10 million overall to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up,” she tweeted on Thursday.

The initiative is led by Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple, and the Ford Foundation. “I believe that America’s Food Fund will be a powerful way to make a difference for our neighbours in need and am committing $1m to this fund to support those facing food insecurity,” the star wrote.



DiCaprio shared a link to the initiative’s Go Fund Me page. Both the actor and Jobs made a joint donation of $5m, with Apple giving a $5m contribution, and The Ford Foundation contributing $1m.​

Let’s hope even more A-listers follow suit and do their bit to help.