Iger Among Those Donating to Fight Coronavirus
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, with thousands of new cases identified each day. Bob Iger is among one of the most recent Hollywood heroes donating to fight the deadly virus. A report from Deadline reveals that Bob Iger, Steven Spielberg, & Jeffrey Katzenberg have each made $500,000 donations to a Los Angeles fund. Iger also recently announced that he would forego his entire salary in order to ensure that employees are paid. Since the Disney parks officially closed, Iger has chosen to share words of encouragement with the public.
We've been through a lot over the yrs. We’ve always bounced back. Be strong. Stay healthy.
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) March 15, 2020
Donating to the Fight
The mayor of Los Angeles stated that these donations will benefit healthcare workers, senior citizens, and the underprivileged. According to Johns Hopkins University, Los Angeles has 2,474 confirmed coronavirus cases and 44 deaths. By providing childcare and meals, this contribution will make a significant impact on the city of Los Angeles. Additionally, the mayor stated that these donations will help the less fortunate to pay bills during this time.
Los Angeles is expecting a wave of the virus in the next 10 days, according to Deadline. New York still has an overwhelming number of cases compared to other states, but California’s numbers continue to soar.
Inspiring stories like this one are what keep many Americans going during such troubling times. When everything on the news seems to point to despair, it is encouraging to know that we are looking out for one another. Those donating to fight the pandemic are providing Americans with a fighting chance.
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