In the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus, the most vulnerable people in our communities need help now more than ever. METALLICA‘s foundation 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.
Earlier this month, Feeding America launched a COVID-19 Response Fund as they continue to work with their network of local food banks reacting to the specific needs of individual communities. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund.
As of last week, Direct Relief has responded to 22 countries, providing more than 40 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers on the front lines. Direct Relief will continue to expand and diversify its efforts as the secondary effects of this pandemic on the healthcare system become more evident. AWMH has pledged $100,000 to this fund.
METALLICA comments: “As the COVID-19 pandemic has sent us retreating to our homes, we’ve launched the #MetallicaMondays streaming series: Each Monday at 5:00 pm PST, we’ll broadcast a full concert from the video archives directly to your couch via YouTube and Facebook Live. Generous donations to AWMH via the simultaneous fundraisers on each platform from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000, and we’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams to support those impacted by COVID-19.”