Shawn mentioned the pandemic situation in India in a social media video and appealed, saying, “If you’ve ever been touched by India’s culture or India’s people, just donate or share, and anything you can do to help.”
Help India Breathe, a two-hour virtual event hosted by best-selling author, award-winning storyteller, podcast host, and former monk Jay Shetty will be live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram on Saturday. The event can be seen on Jay Shetty’s (Instagram: @JayShetty / Facebook: @JayShettyIW / YouTube: Jay Shetty) and select guests’ channels (Instagram: @JayShetty / Facebook: @JayShettyIW / YouTube: Jay Shetty).
Ellen DeGeneres urged everyone to come forward and support India. She has teamed up with Jay Shetty, a podcast host, to raise at least $1 million for this cause. Lana Condor, Jada Pinkett Smith, YouTube star Lilly Singh, and Game of Thrones star Richard Madden are among the other foreign celebrities who are seeking to raise funds. Some of them are also contributing to Priyanka’s fundraising efforts.
Jay Shetty says: “We are devastated by the news of the rising tragedies in India. They urgently need our help, and we are so grateful to our friends, communities, and audiences that will participate in making a difference this weekend. We know you’ll show up.”
Help me & my friend @JayShettyIW raise $1M for @GiveIndia and our generous sponsor @IndiasporaForum will match it! This means every dollar is doubled so we can try our best to make a difference! https://t.co/DoukOahowf— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) April 30, 2021
India needs our help. My friend @JayShettyIW and I are trying to raise $1M for @GiveIndia, and @IndiasporaForum will match it! This means every dollar is doubled, so we can try our best to make a difference. If you can help, I hope you will. https://t.co/9IaiHinCDL— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 1, 2021
COVID-19 cases are currently active in 32.68 lakh people in India. According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the coronavirus has caused 2,11,853 deaths in total.