Garth Brooks wants people to donate to the “true heroes” of 2020.
These are all the individuals who have been putting themselves on the line to help others. Specifically, health care workers, and other essential workers.
Every day, they have a greater possibility of contracting the virus. However, they also have the threat of bringing the virus back home with them to their family.
Brooks and Frontline Families Fund
On his Instagram, Brooks expresses his gratitude. He also shares the link for Frontline Families with his fans.
Brooks had a scare with his daughter, Allie, who contracted the disease in July.
Frontline Families provides financial support and educational scholarships to the children of healthcare workers who have lost their lives during COVID-19.
Many healthcare workers have taken the risk and put themselves on the line. However, for many, the risk has cost them their life. The goal of this fundraiser is to honor those essential workers and provide their families with support.
According to the Frontline Families Fund website, over 250,000 Americans have lost their lives and almost 2,000 health care workers have died. Up to 20% of cases are actually tied to health care workers.
This means that those helping us are amongst the most likely to contract the virus.
There is a collaboration between KHN and The Guardian. Together, they identified 922 workers who died of COVID-19. There are 164 confirmed so far.
“This project aims to document the lives of U.S. health workers who die of COVID-19, and to understand why so many are falling victim to the pandemic,” according to an article from KHN.
A full list of the workers with images appear on the site.
Celebrities and COVID-19
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood donated one million to coronavirus-related charities and relief efforts.
The two country stars aren’t alone in their donations. According to an article from Insider, celebrities have been not only donating, but spreading awareness on staying safe during the pandemic.
Justin Timberlake donated to Mid-South Food Bank and Ryan Reynold and Blake Lively donated one million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.
The couple also shared messages on their social media to remember to stay connected and safe. Reynolds will also be donating 30% of the money from every bottle of his Aviation Gin sales to bartenders out of a job.
Justin Bieber, Stephen Curry, Bethenny Frankel, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Garner, Amy Adams, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Fallon, and Brad Paisley are just a few of the celebrities using their voice and money to make a change.