Fall Out Boy Donate $100,000 To Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
Following the news of Metallica’s coronavirus relief donation earlier today, Fall Out Boy are the next band to have have made a donation to the cause – specifically the COVID-19 Response Fund in their hometown of Chicago.
The pop-rock titans have made a $100,000 donation from the Fall Out Boy Fund to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, which is “a partnership between the City of Chicago and United Way of Metro Chicago to unite the funds raised by Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations and individuals to swiftly deploy resources to agencies that have immediate capacity to reach individuals and families disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 across the Chicago region”, according to a press release.
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“Chicago is the city that we grew up in,” says bassist Pete Wentz. “It’s important to us that we give back and support the community and local heroes who are on the frontlines any way we can. No act of kindness is too small right now. Check in with the people you love. Support the businesses you love if you can. Stay vigilant and hopeful. Everyone is affected by this, and we win by coming together and thinking of the world as bigger of ourselves.”
Previously, the Fall Out Boy Fund has donated to Chicago public schools, as well as other non-profit initiatives like Back To The Roots and the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation in the band’s local area.
You can make a direct donation to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund here.
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