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Bruno Mars and various Indian American groups support coronavirus relief efforts

Bruno Mars

Asian Americans are coming together to help those in need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bruno Mars is sending $1 million dollars worth of love to employees out of work at the MGM in Las Vegas due to the coronavirus shutdown.

ET Canada reports the pop star’s donation will go to the MGM Resorts Foundation which will use the money to support the Employee Emergency Grant Fund & Children’s Medical Support Fund.

Mars has been performing at the MGM since 2016.

“The people at MGM have given Bruno Mars the rare opportunity to be able to continuously gig while he’s in the creative process of working on his next album,” said a spokesperson for the entertainer. “With the closures across Las Vegas, Bruno wanted to show his appreciation to the amazing employees who help make these shows possible in hopes that we’ll all be out of this situation and having fun together again very soon.”

According to Look to the Stars, both funds are designed to help with short-term relief for families in urgent need. The Grant Fund will also help supplement the income of workers who lost their jobs after MGM’s 13 properties on the strip closed since March 17.

In a related story, Rediff reports the Indian American non-profit SEWA International has raised more than $250,000 for its COVID-19 relief efforts. The money is being used to buy personal protective gear for New York hospitals and law enforcement.

Indica News reports several Sikh Gurudwara and organizations have opened community kitchens to distribute free food in Seattle, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other parts of the US. Several hotel owners are also donating money for relief efforts in numerous cities.

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