Fall Out Boy donate $100,000 to Chicago’s COVID-19 response efforts

The band are the latest to make donations to relief organisations.

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Fall Out Boy have donated $100,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund, a relief organisation providing basic needs to individuals in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The band, who originate from the city, posted about the donation on Facebook, writing: “Chicago is the city that we grew up in. It’s important to us that we give back and support the community and local heroes who are on the front lines 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.

“The Fall Out Boy Fund is making a $100k donation to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund. The money will help support the local food banks, direct monetary support for those who have suffered loss of income and jobs as a result of COVID-19, and much more. We love you Chicago.”

The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund is one of many funds that has been established as the coronavirus pandemic places additional strain on healthcare infrastructure around the world. Many other members of the music industry have made donations to relief organisations, including Metallica, the George Harrison Foundation and James Taylor.

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