Metallica Donates $350,000 for COVID-19 Relief; Sony Sets Up $100 Million Fund
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Metallica has donated $350,000 to non-profits providing coronavirus relief, via their All Within My Hands Foundation, Rolling Stone reports. “In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever. All Within My Hands is reaching out with four grants totaling $350,000 to organizations dedicated to assisting those hit hard by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic,” the band said in a statement Thursday. The band also plans to continue raising money through their Metallica Monday livestreams, which they broadcast Mondays at 5 p.m. PT. Meanwhile, Sony is reportedly setting up a $100 million fund to support people affected by the virus, Deadline reports. Sony Pictures CEO Tony Vinciquerra said that Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19 aims to help individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts to fight the virus; support for children and educators who must now work remotely; and support for members of the creative community and entertainment industry. Vinciquerra said the fund is still examining exactly how they will distribute the funds, and are trying to "to determine what will have the most meaningful impact."