Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: Rihanna working on best way to help The Bahamas

Rihanna is a philanthropist and she's coming to the rescue of The Bahamas.

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She may be best known for her singing and widely respected for her business acumen and fashion sense, but Rihanna's big heart and charitable ways are shining through brightest once again. Back in 2017, Harvard University presented an award to Rihanna for her humanitarian work during their 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award ceremony. And annually Rihanna hosts a Diamond Ball to raise funds for her Clara Lionel Foundation. 

Having jumped to provide aid to many in the past whether undereducated girls in parts of Africa, victims of terrorist attacks or immigrants, Rihanna shows up for what she deems worthwhile causes. And this time it is The Bahamas.

 

Less than an hour ago on Twitter Rihanna tweeted that she is not turning a blind eye to the devastation in The Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. 

At 4.52pm, today, Monday, September 2, 2019, Robyn 'Rihanna' Fenty tweeted:

'It truly breaks my heart to see the complete devastation that #HurricaneDorian is having on the Bahamas!'

Then at 4.59pm, she tweeted

'You are in our prayers and @ClaraLionelFdn is already figuring out how best we can help! #HurricaneDorain #Bahamas'.

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Rihanna started the Clara Lionel Foundation back in 2012 in honour of her grandparents. Current programmes or projects include primary and secondary education programmes in Malawi, Senegal and her birthplace Barbados. Rihanna has expressed how heartbroken she was during Hurricane Irma as it passed through the Caribbean and she raised awareness about the impact and crisis situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

According to reports over 13,000 in The Bahamas have been destroyed so far. And with the National Hurricane Center reporting at 5pm today that Hurricane Dorian is practically sitting stationary over Grand Bahama at a Category 4 level with maximum sustained winds near 145mph and life-threatening storm surges of 12 to 18 feet above normal tide levels, the devastation is not over yet.

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