The Weeknd has been on a philanthropy bender in current months, with main donations to coronavirus reduction, Black Lives Matter and social justice organizations — and on Wednesday he donated $300,000 to World Assist for Lebanon to help victims of the horrific explosion within the nation’s capital of Beirut on Aug. 4, which killed greater than 200 folks and destroyed a central space of the town.
The announcement was made on social media by his supervisor, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby, who together with his spouse, Rima Fakih, has been mobilizing reduction efforts for the nation; he additionally thanked Reside Nation for its $50,000 donation. Slaiby and Fakih (a former Miss USA) have been each born in Lebanon; he emigrated to The Weeknd’s dwelling nation of Canada as a young person and she or he to the U.S. as a toddler. Earlier this week the couple donated $250,000 to the reduction fund.
“I’m so honored and humbled to work with artist’s who’ve such deep look after the world and proper now for our brothers & sisters of Lebanon who’re in ache and wish our collective assist,” Slaiby wrote. “I need to thank my brother @theweeknd for his beneficiant and sophistication act of donating $300,000 to the World Assist for Lebanon marketing campaign.
Additionally, I need to give a particular thanks to Michael Rapino @michaelrapino and my Reside Nation household for $50,000 donation. Give what you may and let’s repost so the world can come collectively to assist Lebanon from this this devastating tragedy. #GlobalAidForLebanon @glblctzn @lebaneseredcross @wfpusa @wfp_mena @ccclebanon.”
In June, The Weeknd (actual identify: Abel Tesfaye) donated $200,000 every to Black Lives Matter World Community and the Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Authorized Protection Initiative, and $100,000 to Nationwide Bail Out. Later in June, he donated $500,000 every to MusiCares’ COVID-19 reduction fund and to the front-line hospital staff of Scarborough Well being Community, the hospital community within the Ontario metropolis the place he was raised. His digital live performance on TikTok final week raised $350,000 for the corporate’s Equal Justice Initiative.
His Lebanon donation brings his whole charitable contributions to some $2.15 million in simply over two months.