The Weeknd Donates $300k To Victims Of Beirut Blast
The Weeknd has donated $300,000 (all figures U.S.) to help victims of the devastating explosion in Beirut earlier this month.
The Canadian singer’s manager Wassim “Sal” Slaiby revealed the generous contribution in an Instagram post.
“I am so honoured and humbled to work with artists who have such deep care for the world and right now for our brothers and sisters of Lebanon who are in pain and need our collective help,” wrote Slaiby. “I want to thank my brother @theweeknd for his generous and class act of donating $300,000 to the Global Aid for Lebanon campaign.”
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Slaiby and his wife Rima Fakih both emigrated to Canada from Lebanon when they were young. The couple has given $250,000 to relief efforts in Beirut. The Aug. 4 blast killed more than 200 people and injured thousands.
The Weeknd’s virtual concert on TikTok last week raised $350,000 for the Equal Justice Initiative and, in June, the singer split $1 million in proceeds from the sale of branded masks to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and his hometown Scarborough Health Network.
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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
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