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David Guetta raise $700,000 USD for the fight against COVID-19

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David Guetta live at Icon Brickell, Miami - USA. 2019 - Credits : David Guetta

Donations will go directly to the World Health Organisation, Feeding South Florida, Feeding America, and the French Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris.

On saturday 18th Aprilth 2020, more than 12 million people tuned in online from across the globe to participate in a special streamed performance by David Guetta to raise money in relief of COVID-19.

$613,000 was raised in 90min

Setup in Icon Brickell in Downtown Miami, in front of the blue-turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay and in conjunction with Downtown Miami Development Authority – which covers the cost of the show – David Guetta pledged to match every dollar donated during the show, bringing the total money raised to $700,000 USD so far. (By the end of David’s show however the donations continued to roll in overnight.)

 

“ I’m still buzzing from what was an incredible night shared with many. Thank you to everyone who joined and to those who were able to donate. Although this is a very unusual time, it was magical to connect with you all through music last night. Most importantly, we’ve raised money that will help those who need it most “.

– David Guetta

 

You can still donate via davidguetta.com/donate

On Facebook alone, the live performance accumulated 8.5 million views, while 1.2 million people watched on Youtube, 1.1 million via Twitter, 650 thousand on Twitch, 1 million on Huya and many more via Instagram Live.

The funds raised will be distributed to four nonprofits around the world. Through the fundraiser pages set up by David Guetta :

  • $95,000 was raised for the World Health Organization
  • $90,600 for Feeding America, $125,100 for Feeding South Florida
  • $85,800 for the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France.

 

David Guetta to match every dollar donated

David Guetta will personally contribute $300,000 to be distributed equally among the four charities and with the money raised, Feeding South Florida can distribute more than 1.7 million meals in the region and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization can distribute meals nationally.

Money raised will also benefit Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris – Hôpitaux de France’s, whose mission is to improve the conditions of healthcare works and patients in hospitals across France; and the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, which is ensuring frontline workers are equipped with essential protective wear, patients are receiving proper care, and efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments are accelerated. You can still donate via davidguetta.com/donate

Electronic Music Advisor, he is the founder & CEO of Soundlr. He also founded Stalwart, a cutting-edge thinking company specialized in electronic music’s industry.