The Weeknd: The musician donates $ 300,000 to Beirut victims

The Canadian musician The Weeknd has made a substantial donation to the citizens of Beirut affected by the devastating explosion.

The Weeknd (30, "Starboy") has been anything but inactive in the last few months: The Canadian musician donated large sums in the wake of the Corona crisis, the "Black Lives Matter" protests and to organizations for social justice. Now the singer reached deep into his pocket again. His manager announced this on Instagram. The Weeknd is donating a total of $ 300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon to help the victims of the horrific August 4 explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, which killed nearly 200 people, injured more than six thousand and devastated a central area of ​​the city.

The money provided is to be distributed to the World Food Program, the Lebanese Red Cross and the country's children's center. "I feel so honored and humbled to work with artists who care so much about the world and now our brothers and sisters in Lebanon who are in pain and need our collective help," wrote manager Wassim "Sal" Slaiby (40) shared a photo with The Weeknd. "I would like to thank my brother The Weeknd for his generous and first-class act of donating $ 300,000 to Global Aid for Lebanon."

Philanthropist Abel Tesfaye

As recently as June, Abel Tesfaye, as The Weeknd is actually called, donated $ 200,000 each to the "Black Lives Matter Global Network" and the "Colin Kaepernick Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense" initiative, as well as $ 100,000 to "National Bail Out". He also gave $ 500,000 each to the MusiCares relief fund and hospital staff on the front lines of the Scarborough Health Network in Ontario, where he grew up, because of Corona. In total, including his most recent amount, the musician raised around $ 2.15 million in donations to charities.