SNL's Chris Redd Launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to Help Raise $250,000 For BLM Protesters
While people are protesting throughout the country and worldwide against police brutality, demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd and others, the unfortunate reality is that the global pandemic persists and puts people at risk of contracting COVID-19. To help protesters, Saturday Night Live star Chris Redd launched a relief fund for those who may contract the virus while marching the streets. "I would hate for my people fighting for justice [to] struggle later because of it," he wrote in a tweet on June 1.
Chris set up a GoFundMe on Tuesday, working toward a goal of raising $250,000. "As thousands of people take to the streets to protest racial discrimination and the many Black Lives lost at the hands of injustice, we also have the unfortunate fact that this deadly pandemic is still upon us," Chris wrote on the page. "The lives at risk of the injustice being fought against are also the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Many will not be in position to pay the inevitable cost associated with their brave efforts."
According to the page, the gathered funds will specifically be used for testing, treatment, and any hospital bills in relation to COVID-19, injuries obtained while protesting, and bail relief and court expenses for protesters. As of June 3, the fund has raised over $170,000. Check out the link below to donate to Redd's COVID-19 relief fund, and learn about more ways to help in the fight against racial injustice.