With the medical infrastructure of the country crumbling under the pressure of COVID-19 and hospitals tweeting out SOS messages pleading for oxygen and beds, it is clear that the second wave of the novel coronavirus has ravaged the nation and caused more destruction than it did last year. Celebrities from all walks of life and from all fields have been coming together to help their fellow citizens in their hour of need. The latest to join this cause is Arjun Kapoor and his sister, Anshula Kapoor.
“The pandemic has made us stare at an abyss of suffering. It has made us all step forward and help as many people as possible in our own, unique way. Anshula and I have tried to contribute through Fankind. I’m happy that we have helped about 30,000 people pan India and raised 1 crore to help aid those in crisis,” he said. The Kapoor siblings have helped raise Rs. 1 crore and have helped around 30,000 people and their families so far via their online celebrity fundraising platform, Fankind.
“From monthly ration kits to hot meals, to cash in hand for migrant workers, to providing hygiene kits for COVID-19 prevention, the initiative has managed to touch the lives of many and hopefully has helped them in a small way to fight the virus and it’s far-reaching devastating impact. I had invested my life’s savings for this venture and it makes me proud that the platform has supported those in serious need in these desperate and trying times,” he added.