Covid-19 continues to ravage our planet, new waves and variants sweeping throughout it even as countries and states try to reopen and governments scramble to administer vaccines. Millions of people are still becoming infected, hundreds of thousands are still dying, and millions are still struggling financially and to find their next meal. Indeed, the world is far from taking the exit ramp from this horrific virus, and support for all those affected is still very much needed.
Yet another significant contribution we made to those ailing in the wake of the coronavirus is the highly successful online fundraiser #StrongerTogether we hosted in May 2020. It was live for almost 4 hours, was joined by over 5,000 people from all around the world, and featured 12 amazing speakers including Boston Celtics basketball player Enes Kanter, Chief Investigative Correspondent for Inside Edition Lisa Guerrero, Catholic Priest and Professor at Georgetown Thomas Michel, among others. They talked about a wide array of important topics such as how to stay positive during uncertain times, how the pandemic has affected the media industry, how to maintain the decrease in global warming when the quarantine is over, and more. The event raised a staggering $103,000, which provided thousands of people with food and financial support, and helped hospitals restock supplies. With such a whopping success on our hands, we’re looking to go even bigger with a second fundraiser on April 14, 2021—#StrongerTogether 2.0—which aims to assist the millions of people still struggling financially from the pandemic. Unfortunately, the world still badly needs our—and your—help.