Celebrities from all over the world are opening their hearts and wallets to do their part during this crazy and uncertain time and now that lists includes the great, late, Michael Jackson.
According to Rolling Stone, the Michael Jackson Estate will donate $300,000 to help three organizations impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The three communities include Broadway Cares, Nevada’s Three Square Food Bank and MusiCares—each organization will receive a donation of $100,000.
In regards to the Three Square Food Bank, the Estate’s donation will go towards providing 300,000 meals to those in need and help to maintain the organizations supplies as they continue to operate the largest food bank in southern Nevada. While the donation to MusiCares, will support working musicians and help people in the music industry affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regarding the donations, John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors of the Michael Jackson Estate said:
“We learned today that the legendary Manu Dibango passed away from the virus. Other performers and support staff in music and on Broadway are sick or have been left without work and are facing an uncertain future. And in Las Vegas, which has been so welcoming to Michael Jackson, the entire city has been shut down leaving thousands of workers and their families devastated and without an income. Michael’s spirit of generosity and helping others during his lifetime is legendary. These donations are inspired by him.”
Tom Viola, Executive Director Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS also had some words of gratitude. Saying,
“With every passing day that theaters remain dark, entertainment and performing arts professionals face unprecedented and immediate challenges. This incredibly generous donation from the Michael Jackson Estate will help ensure those onstage, backstage and behind the scenes get lifesaving health care, emergency financial assistance and counseling during and after this crisis.”
You gotta love it! RIP MJ.
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