James Taylor and his spouse, Kim, lately revealed they donated $1 million to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for the struggle towards the coronavirus within the United States, ABC has discovered.
The cash will probably be used to assist the hospital purchase and allocate sources the place it’s wanted, together with buying provides and tools and likewise repurposing areas. The hospital was the primary to disclose what James and his spouse contributed.
Reportedly, the 72-year-old performer has been affiliated with the hospital for years. Dr. Isaac Taylor, James’ father, served because the chief resident and likewise carried out his analysis there. James Taylor was born in the identical facility again in 1948.
In his personal assertion, Taylor praised the hospital, describing it as a “point of pride for New Englanders,” which has turn out to be much more true because the hospital has been doing its finest to deal with sufferers and assist flatten the curve within the space.
The hospital first began its Emergency Response Fund as a result of Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. Taylor and his spouse contributed cash to the identical fund.
Many different celebrities and uber-wealthy individuals did what they might to donate sources as nicely, together with the proprietor of the Cleveland Browns, Dee and Jimmy Haslam. The couple additionally gave $1 million in Ohio. Other stars to donate cash consists of Pep Guardiola, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi.
The information of Taylor and his spouse’s contribution to the hospital comes not lengthy after different celebrities did their half within the struggle towards COVID-19 as nicely – albeit in a a lot totally different means.
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