Priyanka Chopra Jonas has initiated a fundraiser for India. Since the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has hit the country really heard many celebs have come forward to do their bit to help the nation.
Posting a video on her social media the actress tried to highlight the grim situation of India due to the coronavirus surgeon on an international platform.
Priyanka, in her video, urges people to donate as much as they can to help. The actress and her husband, singer Nick Jona, have set up the fundraiser in collaboration with GiveIndia, which is an online donation platform.
“Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I’m sitting in London and I’m hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of deaths is so much,” the actress said in the clip.
“India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care. And I’ll tell you why we need to care: Because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe. And I understand a lot of people must be angry thinking about why we are in this place in the first place? Why is this happening? Well, we’ll address that. We’ll address that after we stop the urgency,” she added.
“India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale. I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centers, Isolation centers, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization. Please donate. Nick and I already have and will continue to contribute,” she wrote in the caption.
“We have all seen how far and wide this virus can spread, an ocean between us makes no difference. No one is safe unless everyone is safe. It’s so heartening to see so many people stepping up to help in so many ways. We need to beat this virus, and to do that requires ALL of us. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!”
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