After donating over $200,000 in June to several Black Lives Matter organizations; $100,000 to the National Bail Out Fund; and $500,000 each to both the MusicCares Covid-19 Relief Fund and to frontline workers at Scarborough Health Network, The Weeknd is back with another amazing charitable donation: $300,000 to the Beirut Explosion Relief.
The Weeknd’s manager, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, shared the donation via his social media. Slaiby and his wife, Rima Fakih, were both born in Lebanon, and also donated $250,000 to the fund.
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I am so honored and humbled to work with artist’s who have such deep care for the world and right now for our brothers & sisters of Lebanon who are in pain and need our collective help. I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign. Also, I want to give a special thank you to Michael Rapino @michaelrapino and my Live Nation family for $50,000 donation. Give what you can and let’s repost so the world can come together to help Lebanon from this this devastating tragedy. #GlobalAidForLebanon @glblctzn @lebaneseredcross @wfpusa @wfp_mena @ccclebanon
Lebanon’s capital of Beirut has been destroyed after the accidental explosion from the port area. The explosion killed more than 200 people and has left many without jobs, homes, and basic necessities.