Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there have been some incredible acts of kindness. From celebrity donations to people offering to do the grocery shopping for those who are vulnerable, people have really been going above and beyond to help in any way they can.
And now, the latest move comes from Sony, who has announced a global relief fund.
Keep scrolling to find out the key 3 areas the money will be spent on...
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, there have been some heartwarming acts of kindness across the globe.
Let's kick off with donations.
@CNN TikTok gives $10 million to coronavirus response The World Health Organization on Monday announced that its C… https://t.co/x7ohuRpEN0— CNN Philippines (@CNN Philippines)1584992639.0
Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.
L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.
Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.
Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.
demi lovato performing skyscraper in 2020 i'm not crying you are #iHeartConcertOnFOX https://t.co/fjjsiF1liU— lara (@lara)1585533414.0
But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...
If anyone near our shop has to self isolate over the corona virus and are on benefits I will put together a two wee… https://t.co/SAu7cygsl5— dave jones, EOTM (@dave jones, EOTM)1583703163.0
One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.
This is Ibrahim, I met him at the Merrifield @HomeDepot this morning. He’s usually a Fairfax County school bus driv… https://t.co/9ihVV1kExF— Tara Copp (@Tara Copp)1584797125.0
Pay it forward.
Edge Coffee in Holywood is giving away ‘pay-it-forward’ hot drinks to all frontline workers today inc teachers, pha… https://t.co/luSm5bSs12— Jessica Black (@Jessica Black)1584700010.0
Helping kids stay creative.
A couple neighbors in Nebraska are delivering free creativity bags to the doorsteps of kids stuck at home.… https://t.co/7PhzEHsTQs— GoFundMe (@GoFundMe)1584659706.0
Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.
Spotted on my walk this morning, a reminder. https://t.co/BB23UMBTDe— Christy Chirinos (@Christy Chirinos)1585570824.0
The latest move in a bid to tackle the virus comes from Sony.
via: ShutterstockThe studio, who have just announced that they are pushing back all of their summer 2020 projects to next year, have revealed what they are doing to help those affected by the virus.
The company has announced a global relief fund...
via: Getty ImagesTotaling a whopping $100 million.
The fund was announced via a press release today.
via: Getty Images"Sony extends its condolences to the families of those who have passed away as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, and extends its sympathies to all those who have been impacted," Kenichiro Yoshida, President, and CEO of Sony Corporation, said in the press release.
What exactly will the money be spent on?
via: ShutterstockWell, the company says that the newly announced fund is aiming to help those involved in frontline medical and first responder efforts fight the spread of the deadly virus.
That's not all...
1. Assistance for first responders engaged in frontline medical & other efforts to fight the virus 2. Support for c… https://t.co/iczwCOugxY— Sony (@Sony)1585838702.0
The company expanded more on this through their statement today.
via: Getty Images"In order to overcome the unprecedented challenges that as a society we now face around the world, we will do all we can as a global company to support the individuals on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19, the children who are our future, and those who have been impacted in the creative community," it read.
via: Getty Images"Sony will seek ways to support up-and-coming creators, artists and all those in professions supporting the industry, who have been impacted by the cancellation or postponement of concerts and live events, or the shutting down of film and television productions."
According to the press release, the first to benefit from the fund will be $10 million donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
@Sony Great job sony 👊🏻— BeastMaster007 (@BeastMaster007)1585838744.0
This is an amazing gesture.
Today, we're proud to announce the Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19, a $100 million fund to support those aroun… https://t.co/DuoUGJqaOA— Sony (@Sony)1585838701.0