At present, India is amidst a healthcare crisis owing to the surge in the number of COVID positive cases. In light of this fact, many celebrities from the country and even abroad are coming together to help those in need. Priyanka Chopra, currently in LA, started a relief fund for helping her homeland battle this deadly virus.
Priyanka took to Instagram and announced her initiative. She posted a video of herself talking about the grim situation in the country. She pointed out being unable to accommodate patients in hospitals and the critical shortage of oxygen supplies across the nation. She appealed to her fans and followers to help out India in its time of need. In the Instagram video she posted on Thursday, Priyanka Chopra Jonas talked about how it is important for everyone to come forward and help the country.
In her caption, she penned a note that read, “India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale.” Speaking of the fundraiser, she added, “I have set up a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing Covid relief. Whatever you can spare, truly makes a difference. Nearly 63 million people follow me on here, if even 100,000 of you donate $10, that’s $1 Million, and that’s huge. Your donation will go directly to healthcare physical infrastructure (including Covid care centres, Isolation centres, and oxygen generation plants), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization.”
While Priyanka revealed that she has already contributed to the cause, she urged others to join the initiatives. “Nick and I already have and will continue to contribute. We have all seen how far and wide this virus can spread, an ocean between us makes no difference. No one is safe unless everyone is safe. It’s so heartening to see so many people stepping up to help in so many ways. We need to beat this virus, and to do that requires ALL of us. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU,” PC had shared.
While Bollywood celebrities appreciated Priyanka’s initiative, her drive to combat Covid 19 crisis in India has received global support. The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman has amplified her work. Hugh Jackman has encouraged all to support Priyanka Chopra. The shoutout given by Hugh Jackman on Instagram for Priyanka Chopra’s work and sharing the details has given the cause a major boost.
The Australian actor in an Instagram Story wrote: “Support India” and shared Priyanka’s fund raiser’s link. He accompanied his post with the hashtag “#TogetherForIndia”. Priyanka Chopra has expressed gratitude for the same, she responded to his tweet. In the Instagram story, Priyanka has thanked Hugh for amplifying her work and doing his bit in helping India combat the situation. Sharing Hugh’s story, atop her own Priyanka wrote: “Thank you @thehughjackman and Deborra” with a namaskar and a red heart emoji.