Earlier this week, Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra Jonas took to social media and announced that she and her husband Nick Jonas has launched a fundraiser together to help support India amid Covid-19 crisis.
Chopra posted a video clip on Instagram and said, “Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I am sitting in London and hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity. There are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of death is so much. India is my home and India is bleeding.”
Chopra added, “We, as a global community, need to care. And I’ll tell you why we need to care: because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe. So, please use your resources and focus your energy on helping stop this pandemic. Please donate! I understand a lot of people must be angry and thinking, ‘Why are we in this place in the first place? Why is this happening?’ We will address that but after we stop the urgency. Please donate and please use your resources as much as you can. India needs you!”
PC further said, “We have all seen how far and wide this virus can spread, an ocean between us makes no difference. 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!”