What to Know
- Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Halsey, Chelsea Handler, Charlie Puth and others took part in Wednesday's 'Jersey 4 Jersey' fundraiser.
- The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's "Jersey 4 Jersey" raised money for grants that go to organizations with a track record of caring for vulnerable communities.
- You can donate to the cause now.
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Chris Rock, Danny DeVito, John Stewart, Tony Bennett and other famous New Jersey natives held a new coronavirus fundraiser for vulnerable victims in the Garden State Wednesday night.
The singers and celebrities appeared in videos from their homes to raise money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund.
Other stars included New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, singers Halsey, Charlie Puth and SZA, actress Whoopi Goldberg, and TV hosts Chelsea Handler and Kelly Ripa. The celebrities directed people to the fund's website so they could donate.
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The fund provides grants to existing organizations that have a record of caring for vulnerable communities, according to the fund. All the money will go to groups that provide “essential services to those in need and to assist those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the fund's statement said.
So far, around $20 million has been raised and at least 133 grants have been distributed for community health care and anti-hunger initiatives.
To date, New Jersey has been particularly hard hit, trailing only neighboring New York in COVID-19 cases and coronavirus-related deaths.