As she globetrots dispensing charitable donations to various causes superstar Rihanna is showing a continued awareness that charity begins at home and has put money into helping the Barbados government obtain ventilators for Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, infected persons.
While she has donated to organisations worldwide in the struggle to contain COVID-19 through the Clara Lionel Foundation, Rihanna has dropped off $700,000 to assist the Barbados government obtain ventilators.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley made this announcement last weekend while outlining a number of measures aimed at fighting spread of the virus on the island.
Ventilators are a pivotal item in the treatment of infected persons and could mean the difference between life and death as COVID-19 is a mainly respiratory disease that blocks the air passage of many victims.
These complex machines essentially take over breathing functions of an infected person’s lungs by pumping oxygen into that organ and extracting carbon dioxide. This essential function keeps the patient alive to fight off the infection.
The Clara Lionel Foundation is named after Rihanna’s grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite.