A Solidarity Gala to fight against the coronavirus

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit Spain and the world hard, but it has also shown the most caring side of all citizens. There have been many initiatives that have been launched to try to alleviate the effects that Covid-19 has caused worldwide and also in Spain. The last of these initiatives is #ELGRANRETOSOLIDARIO, in which more than 100 known artists, presenters, influencers and faces They have joined together to collaborate in the response to the greatest challenge of our time, the crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic, minimize its impacts on the most vulnerable families and groups and prevent them from being left behind.

This social movement has been launched by the Emergency Committee in Spain, with the aim of mobilizing society and channeling solidarity with those who need it most during this crisis. An event that will allow solidarity financial contributions during a great virtual live gala, which will be broadcast next Saturday, May 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on different channels and that will combine music, entertainment and awareness.

Among the confirmed artists are names like Marta Sánchez, Los Morancos, Sole Giménez, Rosana, Ele, Ruth Lorenzo, Soraya Arnelas, Pasión Vega, Lucía Gil, Xuso Jones or María Peláe. The Gala will also feature faces known as Jordi Évole, Frank Blanco, Jacob Petrus, Olga Lambea, Adriana Abenia, Ana Morgade, Nico Abad, Iñaki López, Andrea Ropero, Samantha Vallejo Nájera or Cayetana Guillén Cuervo. In addition, influencers such as Verdeliss, Videópatas or Loulogio, who are going to give up their channels to broadcast the event, have joined the great online Solidarity Gala that will take place next Saturday, May 2, starting at 5:00 p.m. on the web Committee of emergency.

Finance projects of the Emergency Committee

This initiative will serve to finance and expand the projects of Action Against Hunger, Doctors of the World, Oxfam Intermón, Plan International and World Vision, NGO members of the Emergency Committee, who are already working in Spain and around the world, to face the consequences of this pandemic among the most vulnerable sectors of the population due to their economic and social situation.

“Spain is a solidarity country and this is demonstrated by its citizenship in the face of different humanitarian crises and emergencies,” explains Sara Barbeira, spokesperson for the Emergency Committee. «According to the latest Radiography of Solidarity in Spain, prepared by the Fintonic financial app, Spanish society is one of the most supportive: one in four Spaniards has collaborated financially with a solidarity initiative. Once again we trust in Spanish society to support the most vulnerable in this great crisis worldwide ”.

The initiative has the support of ProFuturo, the digital education program of Fundación Telefónica and “La Caixa” Foundation, the sponsorship of companies like Oral B, We Are Water and Animal M and collaboration of RTVE, Atresmedia, Vocento and Movistar + in the diffusion, which will add to support the fundraising for the NGOs that make up the Committee: Action against Hunger, Doctors of the World, Oxfam Intermón, Plan International and World Vision.

Many ways to collaborate

The NGOs that are part of the Emergency Committee (Action Against Hunger, Doctors of the World, Oxfam Intermón, Plan International and World Vision) have mobilized their teams and launched the emergency response from the outset. He has done it by promoting prevention measures to curb contagion, strengthening health systems (equipment of hospitals and protection of health personnel) and support to the most vulnerable families and communities with water and sanitation, health, food security, child protection and family income generation projects. All programs aim to support the most vulnerable families and communities in our country and around the world in the face of this humanitarian emergency, help mitigate the impacts of Covid-19 and prevent them from suffering its worst consequences.

In addition to enjoying the gala, which is held this Saturday between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., the Emergency Committee has set up different ways to channel aid and be able to give a faster and more effective response to meet current needs and those affected by this pandemic. Donations can be made through the website of The Great Solidarity Challenge and they will be destined to stop the impacts of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis among the affected population in our country and in the most vulnerable countries. You can also make a donation through Bizum to 38077 or by sending an SMS with the word “TOGETHER” to 38014 to donate 6 euros or to 28014 if you want to donate 1.2 euros.

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