With an increase in the number of cases, and people struggling to find beds, oxygen cylinders and medicines for their loved ones, many International celebrities have been coming forward to lend their support towards various initiatives that range from providing medical assistance, to food supply and other such essential needs.
Actors, musicians, television stars, and celebs of Indian origin have not only contributed to various charities but have also done their bit to encourage fans to donate to the cause. Celebrities including Jada and Will Smith, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon, Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas, Grammy Award-winning singer Katy Perry, talk show host Ellen Degeneres, television star Mindy Kaling, comedian Lilly Singh along with Sharon Stone, Piper Perabo, Shawn Mendez, Camila Cabello, Willow Smith, ‘Bridgerton’ stars Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran among many others.
Amidst India’s coronavirus crisis, celebrities from across the globe have been raising awareness and encouraging fans to help out in various relief efforts. Social media is playing a significant role in connecting donors and helpers to families in need. While some stars have been donating to various causes, others have been using their platforms to amplify the needs of COVID patients including demands for hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and other facilities.
Several Bollywood celebs like Taapsee Pannu, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, among others have come forward to engage with their followers to amplify distress calls, share helpline numbers and support relief efforts.